Category Archives: Health care

Did California state prisons perform unethical medical experiments on transgender women in 1987?

Over the past few years, I’ve made a regular habit of seeking out and compiling nearly any published research that’s relevant to trans people and our well-being in society. Often I focus specifically on the medical side of the transgender … Continue reading

Posted in Endocrinology, Ethics, Health care, History, Politics and law, Transgender medicine, Transphobia and prejudice | 2 Comments

Large study of trans people in the Netherlands shows growing numbers seeking treatment, low regret rates

Medical transition by trans people, its prevalence and demographics, and rates of regret of treatment are perennial subjects of public curiosity and media controversy. With unfortunate frequency, this has taken the form of scaremongering that depicts the growing numbers of … Continue reading

Posted in Health care, Outcomes of transition, Regret and detransition, Statistics and demographics, Trans youth | 1 Comment

4thWaveNow “ROGD parent” Brie Jontry doesn’t know what histrelin is

4thWaveNow, one of the three survey respondent recruitment sites for the badly flawed study of an alleged new “rapid onset gender dysphoria” condition, has long served as a clearinghouse for questionable notions about puberty-blocking medications used for transgender youth. These … Continue reading

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Migraine headaches, trans people, and hormone therapy

From age 3 or 4, which is as far back as I can remember, I experienced chronic, frequent migraine headaches, just as my mother and her father have had throughout their lives. These episodes of severe pain would often happen … Continue reading

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Y’all know comorbidity is a thing, right?

By Penny Robo One of the most frustrating arguments to encounter when witnessing discussions involving gender-crits on whether or not a person is “really trans” is the invocation of other conditions the person has as a catch-all explanation. “You’re not … Continue reading

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