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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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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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Trans Broken Brain Syndrome: When “subjective cognitive decline” becomes a subjective attack on trans healthcare

By Heather McNamara Have you ever looked at an object and forgotten what it was called? Maybe you’ve been in the produce section of a grocery store, standing in front of the pineapples and found yourself thinking “Banana? Mango?” I … Continue reading

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Denmark population-wide study confirms association between cyproterone acetate and meningioma risk – and recent users of CPA are disproportionately trans women

Previously: Additional data confirms 10mg of cyproterone acetate (CPA) is effective for testosterone suppression in trans women (June 2021) Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Since 2018, I’ve been covering emerging findings on … Continue reading

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