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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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Additional data confirms 10mg of cyproterone acetate (CPA) is effective for testosterone suppression in trans women

Previously: Lower doses of cyproterone acetate may be similarly effective for blocking testosterone, with a lower risk of adverse effects (August 2020) Study of entire French population offers further data on cyproterone acetate and meningioma risk (February 2021) Disclaimer: I … Continue reading

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Three decades and hundreds of transfeminine breast augmentations show rare regret and trends toward larger implants

Trans women and transfeminine people seeking breast augmentation as part of medical transition face certain concerns distinct from cis women who may receive this surgery. Our anatomical baseline is very different from that of adult cis women, with a recent … Continue reading

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Early use of masculinizing steroid oxandrolone in trans boys can add 2 more inches of height compared to testosterone

Last year, I briefly covered an abstract by gender clinicians at Children’s Mercy Hospital describing the use of oxandrolone rather than testosterone as a part of masculinizing hormone therapy for adolescent trans boys, with the intention of both producing physical … Continue reading

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Transmasculine adolescent fertility breakthrough: Successful egg retrieval following puberty blockers since Tanner 2 and direct continuation to testosterone

Trans people who choose to transition medically may wish to maintain their reproductive potential following cross-sex hormone therapy or transition surgeries that remove the testes or ovaries. Trans adolescents who medically transition with GnRH agonist puberty blockers at the onset … Continue reading

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