Monthly Archives: January 2020

Puberty blockers can be beneficial for trans girls even in late adolescence

Guidelines for the treatment of trans adolescents with puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones recommend that puberty blockers should be initiated once the first physical changes of natal puberty, Tanner stage 2, have begun (Hembree et al., 2017). However, in practice, … Continue reading

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Once more, with peer review: Transitioning is not anti-gay conversion therapy

For years now, anti-trans activists have made the contention that the availability of gender-affirming care for trans youth, including social transition and medical transition with puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, functions as a form of anti-gay conversion therapy in which … Continue reading

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Progesterone may not be only beneficial or ineffective for trans women – for some, it can be actively harmful

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Ever since I came out and started HRT in 2012, I’ve found it important to document and share my experiences as a trans person with every aspect … Continue reading

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My Trans Decade

It’s a common refrain: being trans isn’t the only thing we are, or even the biggest or most important thing we are – it’s just one thing among many. Yes, we’re trans, but we’re so much more than that; we’re … Continue reading

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