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Do Lynn Conway’s transgender prevalence estimates hold up in 2018?

In 2001, pioneering trans woman and VLSI design innovator Lynn Conway posted an intriguing article arguing that the number of trans people in the population was far greater than was estimated at the time. Sources such as the DSM, citing … Continue reading

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Transgender surgical reversal statistics: A clearer picture emerges

October 2017 saw a spate of fearmongering articles alleging a rise in demand for surgical reversal of transgender genital surgeries. The Independent claimed that such reversal surgeries are “more in-demand than ever before”. What does this new demand look like?

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study: An impossibly wide net of alternative etiologies

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones Meet the unbiased, reliable, not-at-all-transphobic parents from the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study One of the most striking features of the recently published “rapid onset gender … Continue reading

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What are the odds you’ll stop harassing trans kids? (Gender Analysis)

If you’ll attack a trans kid and her family solely on the basis of your own ignorance, you’re a scumbag. Continue reading

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0.3% is not 0.03%: representations of transgender frequencies in online publications (Gender Analysis 21)

In 2011, the Williams Institute at UCLA published an estimate of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population of the United States. Reviewing various surveys and studies, the report estimated that about 0.3% of adults in the U.S. are trans. Since … Continue reading

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