Tag Archives: youth

When “desisters” aren’t: De-desistance in childhood and adolescent gender dysphoria

See also: Debunking hypothetical arguments about youth transition Trans youth treatment, ethics, and decision-making Do all trans youth on puberty blockers go on to transition? The progression of childhood gender dysphoria has historically been characterized by two known developmental pathways: … Continue reading

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Do all trans youth on puberty blockers go on to transition?

Puberty blockers are used in the treatment of appropriately diagnosed transgender youth, who wish to avoid developing undesired secondary sex characteristics of their assigned sex but are not yet old enough to commit to the permanent changes of hormone therapy. … 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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Fresh trans myths of 2017: “rapid onset gender dysphoria”

If, like me, you make a habit of trawling through the darker side of opinion pieces on trans issues, you might have come across a peculiar new term: “rapid onset gender dysphoria”. This supposedly recent occurrence is described by the … Continue reading

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Anatomy of disinformation: Blaire White lies about puberty blockers and vaginoplasty

Previously: Debunking myths about youth transition I hate covering anything related to Blaire White. It’s absolutely crushing to watch her recklessly inflict falsehoods on the public’s understanding of trans issues and I genuinely wish she would stop so that I … Continue reading

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