Category Archives: Health care

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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Real solutions for self-medication: Expanding access to transition care via family physicians and informed consent protocols

If you’ve perused the British press lately, you’ve probably noticed that mixed in with the daily barrage of cookie-cutter anti-trans opinion pieces was this alarming headline: “Cowboy chemists are selling ‘DIY trans’ pills to teenagers as more and more are … Continue reading

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New study: Hormone therapy appears to be safe in trans youth

It’s common to encounter uninformed claims online about the supposed toxicity, carcinogenicity, or outsized health risks of medical treatment for trans people, such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy. While such claims are almost universally unsubstantiated, positive evidence for the … Continue reading

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On our radar: Textured breast implants linked to anaplastic large-cell lymphoma

Breast augmentation is a procedure sought by a substantial number of trans women who medically transition: 11% of trans women respondents to the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey report undergoing the procedure, while another 40% state that they want it some … Continue reading

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