Category Archives: Endocrinology

Did California state prisons perform unethical medical experiments on transgender women in 1987?

Over the past few years, I’ve made a regular habit of seeking out and compiling nearly any published research that’s relevant to trans people and our well-being in society. Often I focus specifically on the medical side of the transgender … Continue reading

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Use of puberty blockers in transgender girls, effects on genital tissue development, and vaginoplasty options

  Background and description of the issue GnRH analogue medications such as Lupron, Decapeptyl, and Supprelin LA have been in use since the early 1990s to halt natal pubertal development at Tanner stage 2 or 3 in transgender adolescents with … Continue reading

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Update on case reports: Cyproterone acetate and meningioma in trans women

Previously: Cyproterone acetate and meningioma risk in trans women (March 2018) Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. Do not take any medication without appropriate medical supervision. Summary Cyproterone acetate (CPA) is commonly used as … Continue reading

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4thWaveNow “ROGD parent” Brie Jontry doesn’t know what histrelin is

4thWaveNow, one of the three survey respondent recruitment sites for the badly flawed study of an alleged new “rapid onset gender dysphoria” condition, has long served as a clearinghouse for questionable notions about puberty-blocking medications used for transgender youth. These … Continue reading

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Migraine headaches, trans people, and hormone therapy

From age 3 or 4, which is as far back as I can remember, I experienced chronic, frequent migraine headaches, just as my mother and her father have had throughout their lives. These episodes of severe pain would often happen … Continue reading

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