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.

Many trans men on HRT may not show testosterone levels in the “target range” – and that can be okay

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Blood tests and monitoring are a standard component of prescribed feminizing or masculinizing hormone therapy, with these tests typically including measurements of testosterone levels and estrogen levels … Continue reading

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Three-year study examines trans women’s breast development from feminizing HRT

For trans women and transfeminine people who are considering or at the very beginning of feminizing hormone therapy, one of the most common points of concern – and uncertainty – is breast development. How soon will it start, how fast … Continue reading

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Special considerations for breast augmentation in trans women

Note: This post contains illustrations of breast anatomy. Among trans women and transfeminine people, breast augmentation surgery is both frequently sought after and frequently received compared to the population of cis women. According to the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey, 8% … Continue reading

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No, not all trans people “always knew” since childhood

Previously: Timing of identity development and disclosure in LGBT youth (September 2018) New study on trans women’s developmental milestones: Self-awareness precedes disclosure by several years (August 2019) Trans people’s awareness of their gender long precedes disclosure to others (September 2019) … Continue reading

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Trans men and transmasculine people on testosterone can grow prostate tissue

The general public’s knowledge of the nature of the physical changes induced by medical transition can be surprisingly spotty: trans women’s breasts are often wrongly assumed to be implants; our long-healed neovaginas are cruelly mischaracterized as “open wounds”; HRT is … Continue reading

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