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Starting puberty blockers at the onset of puberty is standard care for trans youth. Starting HRT could be, too.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. If a transgender or gender-questioning youth is experiencing the distress of gender dysphoria about changes to their growing body, when – if at all – should they … Continue reading

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“Conveyer belt” fallacy against youth transition is missing a crucial piece: all the off-ramps before transitioning

Previously: Do all trans youth on puberty blockers go on to transition? (August 2017) Why gender-questioning youth continue or discontinue puberty blockers (March 2020) Anti-trans advocates have spent years attempting to popularize a folk notion of the process by which … Continue reading

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Lesbocalypse Now: Elliot Page took nothing from you

“Where have all the lesbians gone?” This is the assertion recently made by a spate of anti-trans commentators in the wake of Elliot Page’s coming out as a nonbinary trans man: that the number of cisgender lesbians is diminishing, being … 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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“Biological sex”, empirical backfire: How transphobes gambled on COVID-19 – and lost

As the pandemic coronavirus has spread around the globe, the growing numbers of infections have revealed a surprising pattern: from China to Italy to the United States, men are more likely than women to contract the virus. And among those … Continue reading

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