Category Archives: Outcomes of transition

Use of puberty blockers in transgender girls, effects on genital tissue development, and vaginoplasty options

  Background and description of the issue GnRH analogue medications such as Lupron, Decapeptyl, and Supprelin LA have been in use since the early 1990s to halt natal pubertal development at Tanner stage 2 or 3 in transgender adolescents with … Continue reading

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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

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Body image in trans adolescents and adults before and after transition treatment

For trans people, the issue of body image can be complicated by the misconceptions of others. Those who don’t understand gender dysphoria – or don’t want to – may provide rather straightforward and obvious advice that they consider helpful, like … Continue reading

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Transgender surgical reversal statistics: A clearer picture emerges

October 2017 saw a spate of fearmongering articles alleging a rise in demand for surgical reversal of transgender genital surgeries. The Independent claimed that such reversal surgeries are “more in-demand than ever before”. What does this new demand look like?

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Effectiveness of vaginoplasty for trans women confirmed once again in new study

Vaginoplasty for trans women, the surgical construction of a vagina and labia from penile and scrotal tissue, is a highly effective treatment for gender dysphoria. For decades, numerous large studies have found that vaginoplasty is associated with a significant reduction … Continue reading

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