Author Archives: Zinnia Jones

About Zinnia Jones

My work focuses on insights to be found across transgender sociology, public health, psychiatry, history of medicine, cognitive science, the social processes of science, transgender feminism, and human rights, taking an analytic approach that intersects these many perspectives and is guided by the lived experiences of transgender people. I live in Orlando with my family, and work mainly in technical writing.

Recent report of potential fertility preservation in an early-transitioning trans girl: A new nuance, but no breakthrough yet

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Previously: Transmasculine adolescent fertility breakthrough: Successful egg retrieval following puberty blockers since Tanner 2 and direct continuation to testosterone (May 2021) In trans adolescents, puberty-blocking GnRH agonists … Continue reading

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The Trans Mammogram Gap: Large numbers of trans people aren’t receiving their recommended screenings for breast cancer. Are you?

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Routine screenings for breast cancer using regular mammograms have enabled the earlier detection of these cancers in cis women at a stage when they are often more … Continue reading

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Zinnia’s notes on college: The queer campus is all right

Previously: Zinnia goes to college, gets more knowledge (June 2019) Zinnia’s continued college adventures: summer 2019 (August 2019) Notes on my first two years at college as an adult learner (November 2020) Zinnia’s college adventures, year 3: A Florida public … Continue reading

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Contrary to Abigail Shrier’s “Irreversible Damage”, testosterone use in trans men is not associated with increased reproductive cancers

Irreversible Damage by Abigail Shrier has become one of the most celebrated books among anti-trans advocates for its popular and accessible repackaging of their movement’s current master narrative: that trans youth and young adults who come out are largely confused … Continue reading

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Learning to love and accept your body: Testosterone helps adolescent trans boys do that

Discussions of transgender issues among the general public often take an unproductive turn when the distress of gender dysphoria is cast as something that can be remedied by simply “accepting your body as it is”. Most forgivably, this may be … Continue reading

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