Monthly Archives: November 2019

HRT for trans women could affect the efficacy of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. I’ve previously written about a published case series in which HIV-positive trans women taking the antiretroviral medication efavirenz were found to have abnormally low estrogen levels when … Continue reading

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The science of sellouts: Why are LGBT conservatives like that?

There’s a certain combination of personal and political identity that proves perpetually puzzling: queer and trans people who support conservative parties which broadly oppose and work against the rights and equality of queer and trans people. What motivates someone whose … Continue reading

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One Month Left

As we approach the end of 2019, a meme has been circulating around Twitter: “there’s only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished?” Some have responded with a laundry list of accomplishments and ways that their lives … Continue reading

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Spironolactone can be ineffective as an antiandrogen for many trans women

For trans women and transfeminine people who choose medical transition, one of the most common treatments is the use of hormonal medications to reduce testosterone levels and raise estrogen levels. By moving testosterone and estrogen levels into the normal female … Continue reading

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