Category Archives: Breast

Three-year study examines trans women’s breast development from feminizing HRT

For trans women and transfeminine people who are considering or at the very beginning of feminizing hormone therapy, one of the most common points of concern – and uncertainty – is breast development. How soon will it start, how fast … Continue reading

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Special considerations for breast augmentation in trans women

Note: This post contains illustrations of breast anatomy. Among trans women and transfeminine people, breast augmentation surgery is both frequently sought after and frequently received compared to the population of cis women. According to the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey, 8% … Continue reading

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Update on cases of lymphoma linked to textured breast implants in transgender women (BIA-ALCL)

I’ve previously covered emerging findings on breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma caused by the textured surfaces of some implants used in breast augmentation surgeries. Textured surfaces have been used in some breast implants to … Continue reading

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How likely are trans women to seek breast augmentation?

Feminizing hormone therapy induces the growth of breast tissue in trans women and transfeminine people, and this tissue is essentially identical anatomically and histologically to the breasts of cis women (Phillips et al., 2014). Although final breast size can be … Continue reading

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Progesterone may not be only beneficial or ineffective for trans women – for some, it can be actively harmful

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Ever since I came out and started HRT in 2012, I’ve found it important to document and share my experiences as a trans person with every aspect … Continue reading

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