Category Archives: Endocrinology

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 Our understanding of the pandemic is evolving rapidly; this information may be superseded by later and more conclusive findings.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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Another look at androgen receptor gene variants in trans women

Gender identity, including in trans people, appears to have a physical basis and a biological underpinning, and the Endocrine Society has stated that numerous features suggest trans people’s genders are a matter of likely prenatal development: Such evidence stems from … Continue reading

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New study examines HRT’s effects on sexual desire in trans people

One of the most unexpected changes experienced by trans people after starting HRT can be its wide-ranging and sometimes drastic effects on almost every aspect of our sexuality. Psychologically, achieving a better alignment with your own self often seems to … Continue reading

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