Category Archives: Health care

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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Transgender health behaviors in the United States: How are we doing?

Much coverage of transgender health focuses on measures that are specific to us: How effectively is our gender dysphoria being treated in current medical practice? How well does this reduce our levels of depression, anxiety, and stress? What are the … Continue reading

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Additional information on transition treatment for trans women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations

I’ve previously covered existing research on hormone therapy for trans women who are at an increased risk of breast cancer due to BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. As transitioning with estrogen induces the growth of breast tissue just as in cis … Continue reading

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