Category Archives: Endocrinology

May COVID-19 updates: From spironolactone to estrogen to GnRH antagonists

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Our understanding of the pandemic is evolving rapidly; this information may be superseded by later and more conclusive findings. This article was last updated on May 31, … Continue reading

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Four recent studies confirm benefits of medical transition for trans adolescents

Puberty-blocking medications are used in gender-dysphoric adolescents as a means of temporarily and reversibly inhibiting an undesired natal puberty. In the event that their dysphoria desists, the medication can be discontinued, and their natal puberty will resume; if their dysphoria … Continue reading

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Why do trans women and transfeminine people choose orchiectomy as a standalone surgery?

For trans women and transfeminine people, vaginoplasty – the surgical construction of a vulva and vagina from the penis and scrotum, along with grafts of other tissue as needed – is certainly the most well-known genital surgery undertaken as part … Continue reading

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Fact check: Spironolactone and COVID-19

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Our understanding of the pandemic is evolving rapidly; this information may be superseded by later and more conclusive findings. This article was last updated on March 31, … Continue reading

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Quantifying testosterone’s suppression of estrogen levels in trans men

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. While trans women on HRT typically require testosterone blockers in addition to estrogen to reduce testosterone to the desired levels and produce effective feminization, trans men generally … Continue reading

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