Monthly Archives: September 2019

Study: Spironolactone with medroxyprogesterone acetate suppresses testosterone in trans women more effectively than spironolactone alone

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. While spironolactone is one of the most commonly used antiandrogens in feminizing hormone therapy, some trans women are still unable to achieve suppression of their testosterone levels … Continue reading

Posted in Endocrinology, Transgender medicine | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Case series of trans women suggests HIV drug efavirenz may make oral estradiol less effective

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Transgender women face a highly elevated prevalence of HIV infection, with Becasen et al. (2019) estimating that 14% of trans women in the United States are HIV-positive. … Continue reading

Posted in Endocrinology, HIV/AIDS, Transgender medicine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

So they finally got their straight pride parade

By Heather McNamara Since the dawn of pride parades, homophobes have been demanding to know “why isn’t there a STRAIGHT pride parade, huh?” Many patient queers have articulated far better answers to that question than I ever could. Personally, I … Continue reading

Posted in News, Transphobia and prejudice | Tagged | Leave a comment

Zinnia’s continued college adventures: summer 2019

A couple months back, I went into some depth about my personal history as a student, my struggles with high school in adolescence, and my decision this year to go to college for the first time at age 30. I … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged | Leave a comment

New study on trans women’s developmental milestones: Self-awareness precedes disclosure by several years

I’ve previously criticized Lisa Littman’s study of the alleged condition of “rapid onset gender dysphoria” – since corrected as “perceived to show signs of a rapid onset of gender dysphoria” – on the grounds that its methodology, solely relying on … Continue reading

Posted in Trans youth, Transgender medicine, Transphobia and prejudice | Tagged , , | Leave a comment