Category Archives: Gender dysphoria

Fresh trans myths of 2017: “rapid onset gender dysphoria”

If, like me, you make a habit of trawling through the darker side of opinion pieces on trans issues, you might have come across a peculiar new term: “rapid onset gender dysphoria”. This supposedly recent occurrence is described by the … Continue reading

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Depersonalization in gender dysphoria: widespread and widely unrecognized

I’m going to list some descriptions of certain feelings, and I’d like for any trans or gender-questioning readers to think about whether they’ve felt anything similar to this over the course of their lives. A sense of detachment or estrangement … Continue reading

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Transphobic rejection: an ineffective and dangerous “treatment”

When discussing transgender healthcare needs, I’ve previously covered the known health benefits of gender-affirming approaches such as social transition, puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and surgeries. The evidence for the efficacy of transition treatments is overwhelming, with clear improvements in dysphoric … Continue reading

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Lisa Selin Davis’ Child Is (Not) Transgender

By Heather McNamara Lisa Selin Davis would like us to know that her daughter is not transgender. Her daughter is a tomboy thankyouverymuch. Lisa would like us to know that she is super tolerant and loves it that her daughter … Continue reading

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Mistaken identity: How a cis queer identity obscured my trans womanhood

Trying to be a gay man didn’t help me – it only estranged me from my gender and sexuality as a trans woman. Continue reading

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