Monthly Archives: July 2020

Once-yearly implanted puberty blockers may last for two years or more

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. GnRH agonists are a class of medications that reversibly block the progression of natal puberty both in cis youth with precocious (early) puberty and in trans adolescents, … Continue reading

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Trans women and transfeminine people taking HRT are far less likely to develop prostate cancer

Concerns over supposedly cancer-causing effects of cross-sex hormone therapy are an area in which public alarm has often pulled far ahead of the facts on transition and transgender health. For instance, in 2019, the Telegraph breathlessly reported that the “risk … Continue reading

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Clascoterone, an upcoming topical antiandrogen for acne and hair loss treatment without systemic effects

For trans men, transmasculine and nonbinary people who choose medical transition with testosterone, this treatment can sometimes lead to acne breakouts on the face or body. Testosterone has been found to causes increased skin production of sebum in trans men, … Continue reading

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