Category Archives: Gender dysphoria

Gender identity as a multidimensional measure: the new Genderqueer Identity Scale

Clinical instruments evaluating patients for possible gender dysphoria have historically followed a relatively basic structure. Inventories like the Utrecht Gender Dysphoria Scale (UGDS) (Schneider et al., 2016) and Gender Identity/Gender Dysphoria Questionnaire for Adolescents and Adults (GIDYQ-AA) (Deogracias et al., … Continue reading

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What facial changes can trans people expect from HRT?

Yes, HRT does change your facial features – and a new study has actually measured this. One of the most exciting aspects of HRT for trans people is seeing the physical changes in facial appearance, with trans women typically experiencing … Continue reading

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A new critical analysis of desistance research

Newhook et al. (2018) have recently published a review in the International Journal of Transgenderism of the state of the research on “desistance”, the finding that a possible majority of children diagnosed with gender dysphoria will no longer be dysphoric … Continue reading

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What Michael Laidlaw gets wrong about transgender youth

This month, endocrinologist Michael Laidlaw posted a lengthy review of the book I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and trans teenager Jazz Jennings at the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse blog, alleging that the book includes “a number of factual accuracies … Continue reading

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5 things to know about transgender depersonalization

“…I was a dispassionate observer of my own life. The person who went through the motions wasn’t the observer-me. Whenever the acting-me felt any emotions, the observer-me recognized the emotions but didn’t feel them herself.” 1. Chronic depersonalization is a … Continue reading

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