Tag Archives: transition

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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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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Second report of trans man undergoing successful fertility preservation without stopping testosterone – this time producing a viable embryo and live birth

Previously: Update on ovarian stimulation after testosterone use: Successful fertility preservation with less than a month’s interruption of HRT (April 2020) First report of trans man having successful fertility preservation without interrupting HRT (February 2021) Over the past few years, … Continue reading

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