Tag Archives: transition

“Degrading military readiness”: Trans servicemembers speak out on Trump’s ban

President Trump’s July 26 tweets stating his intention to exclude all transgender people from the U.S. armed forces, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption”, were met with surprise and alarm from many quarters. Most immediately, in the nine minutes between … Continue reading

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Four low-cost alternatives to puberty blockers for transgender adolescents

Related: How to find doctors for HRT, Myths about youth transition, Ethics of treatment for trans youth Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. Do not take any medication without appropriate medical supervision. Puberty suppression … Continue reading

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Depersonalization in gender dysphoria: widespread and widely unrecognized

I’m going to list some descriptions of certain feelings, and I’d like for any trans or gender-questioning readers to think about whether they’ve felt anything similar to this over the course of their lives. A sense of detachment or estrangement … Continue reading

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Do you need to have gender dysphoria to be transgender?

How do you know you’re feeling gender dysphoria when you’ve never felt anything else? Continue reading

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Trans toy reviews: the Magic Wand Rechargeable, at Hey Epiphora

While I’ve previously covered transgender sexuality from a mostly academic perspective, I haven’t spent much time on firsthand experiences of sex as a trans woman throughout transition. Hormone therapy has had an extensive range of effects on my sexual response, … Continue reading

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