Category Archives: Surgery

CMA against Florida: Catholic Medical Association members Hruz, Van Meter, and Lappert have worked with Alliance Defending Freedom since 2017 to develop a group of anti-trans expert witnesses

Previously: Catholic Medical Association members wrote a majority of Florida Medicaid’s anti-trans expert reports. Last year, CMA declared a faith-based commitment against approving of any transition care. (August 2022) Paul W. Hruz, Quentin L. Van Meter and Patrick W. Lappert, … Continue reading

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Abigail Shrier and surgeon Marci Bowers falsely claimed trans girls on puberty blockers lack sexual response after vaginoplasty

Previously: Use of puberty blockers in transgender girls, effects on genital tissue development, and vaginoplasty options (December 2018) Anatomy of disinformation: Blaire White lies about puberty blockers and vaginoplasty (June 2017) Last October, anti-trans activist Abigail Shrier was platformed on … Continue reading

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The Trans Mammogram Gap: Large numbers of trans people aren’t receiving their recommended screenings for breast cancer. Are you?

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Routine screenings for breast cancer using regular mammograms have enabled the earlier detection of these cancers in cis women at a stage when they are often more … Continue reading

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Three decades and hundreds of transfeminine breast augmentations show rare regret and trends toward larger implants

Trans women and transfeminine people seeking breast augmentation as part of medical transition face certain concerns distinct from cis women who may receive this surgery. Our anatomical baseline is very different from that of adult cis women, with a recent … Continue reading

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Trans men and transmasculine people can get effective vocal pitch surgery too

I’ve previously posted about studies of vocal deepening among trans men and transmasculine people on testosterone and the range of results that are achieved. Voice pitch deepening under the effects of testosterone is a one-way process – testosterone deprivation or … Continue reading

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