Category Archives: Breast

Contrary to Abigail Shrier’s “Irreversible Damage”, testosterone use in trans men is not associated with increased reproductive cancers

Irreversible Damage by Abigail Shrier has become one of the most celebrated books among anti-trans advocates for its popular and accessible repackaging of their movement’s current master narrative: that trans youth and young adults who come out are largely confused … 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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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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