Category Archives: Health care

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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Dissecting denialism: How transphobia’s bad science turned a Washington hospital into a battleground

Previously: Counter-realities: The practice of denialism in transphobia This summer, Pullman Regional Hospital near the Washington-Idaho border became the site of a wholly unnecessary conflict over vaginoplasty for trans women. The Washington Post reported that after surgeon Geoff Stiller sought … Continue reading

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Truth trumps treachery: What Jamie Kirchick gets wrong about Chelsea Manning

Disclosure: I testified for the defense at Chelsea Manning’s court-martial and served as her representative at SF Pride 2014. In an August 29 New York Times op-ed on Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning, Jamie Kirchick writes: Celebrating Chelsea Manning just a … Continue reading

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“Degrading military readiness”: Trans servicemembers speak out on Trump’s ban

President Trump’s July 26 tweets stating his intention to exclude all transgender people from the U.S. armed forces, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption”, were met with surprise and alarm from many quarters. Most immediately, in the nine minutes between … Continue reading

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Four low-cost alternatives to puberty blockers for transgender adolescents

Related: How to find doctors for HRT Myths about youth transition Ethics of treatment for trans youth Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. Do not take any medication without appropriate medical supervision. Puberty suppression … Continue reading

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