Category Archives: History

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

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study: On “recent” changes in sex ratios

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones Meet the unbiased, reliable, not-at-all-transphobic parents from the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study Demographic changes in recent years toward a predominance of adolescent AFABs presenting for … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study omits historical context of transgender narratives and medical gatekeeping

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones Meet the unbiased, reliable, not-at-all-transphobic parents from the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study The full “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study, published this month, goes into further … Continue reading

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Depersonalization in transgender autobiographies: Christine Jorgensen

Previously: Themes of depersonalization in transgender autobiographies: Jan Morris (Depersonalization is a dissociative symptom experienced as sensations of feeling “unreal”, distant from one’s emotions, separated from the real world, and robotically going through the motions of life as if acting … Continue reading

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Themes of depersonalization in transgender autobiographies: Jan Morris

Previously: Depersonalization in gender dysphoria: Widespread and widely unrecognized In our own words: Transgender experiences of depersonalization The nature and impact of depersonalization Depersonalization is a dissociative symptom that encompasses certain feelings and experiences of oneself or the world as … Continue reading

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