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.

Should the “gold standard” of randomized controlled trials really be the standard for transition treatment?

The standards we choose to set for the kinds of evidence that we consider valid and acceptable for a given purpose are something that can be wielded selectively or in bad faith for motivated purposes. Such maneuvers are sometimes attempted … Continue reading

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Large study of trans youth on HRT finds zero incidents of thrombosis

One of the most serious side effects of feminizing hormone therapy can be the development of thrombosis, a blood clot which blocks the normal circulation of blood, leading to potentially fatal conditions such as pulmonary embolism, heart attack, or stroke. … Continue reading

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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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