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Gender identity as a multidimensional measure: the new Genderqueer Identity Scale

Clinical instruments evaluating patients for possible gender dysphoria have historically followed a relatively basic structure. Inventories like the Utrecht Gender Dysphoria Scale (UGDS) (Schneider et al., 2016) and Gender Identity/Gender Dysphoria Questionnaire for Adolescents and Adults (GIDYQ-AA) (Deogracias et al., … Continue reading

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What facial changes can trans people expect from HRT?

Yes, HRT does change your facial features – and a new study has actually measured this. One of the most exciting aspects of HRT for trans people is seeing the physical changes in facial appearance, with trans women typically experiencing … Continue reading

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Pervasive misrepresentation of twin evidence for a genetic component of gender dysphoria

Major voices in the contemporary anti-trans movement, including American College of Pediatricians president Dr. Michelle Cretella and Heritage Foundation research fellow Ryan T. Anderson, have recently put forth questionable claims about studies of gender dysphoria in twins. Last year, Michelle … Continue reading

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Cyproterone acetate and meningioma risk in trans women

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. Do not take any medication without appropriate medical supervision. Cyproterone acetate (CPA) is a hormonal medication commonly used as an antiandrogen for trans women, as well as in … Continue reading

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Most anti-transgender scientific claims are unsound

Critics of transition treatments, opponents of transgender identity, and other anti-trans advocates have often claimed that trans people and our supporters have failed to address scientific findings that call into question the gender-affirmative approach. Ryan T. Anderson, a homophobic researcher … Continue reading

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