Category Archives: COVID-19

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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Zinnia’s college adventures, year 3: A Florida public university is forcing us into conditions of unchecked pandemic exposure

Previously: Zinnia goes to college, gets more knowledge (June 2019) Zinnia’s continued college adventures: summer 2019 (August 2019) Notes on my first two years at college as an adult learner (November 2020) I have been a student in the Florida … Continue reading

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AstraZeneca or not, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is a complex and potentially fatal emergency. Is the world prepared?

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. The COVID-19 pandemic and investigations into the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots are rapidly evolving situations. This information may be superseded by later findings. This article was … Continue reading

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Proxalutamide, a new antiandrogen, improves COVID-19 outcomes in trials of men and women

Previously: COVID-19 updates: From spironolactone to estrogen to GnRH antagonists (May 2020) Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a rapidly evolving situation, and this information may be … Continue reading

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2020’s hard lessons in public health pessimism

I was wrong. For the better part of a decade, my approach to communicating transgender medicine and science to the public has been premised on certain unexamined lay assumptions about what this wider audience struggles with and what they require … Continue reading

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