Category Archives: Surgery

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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Special considerations for breast augmentation in trans women

Note: This post contains illustrations of breast anatomy. Among trans women and transfeminine people, breast augmentation surgery is both frequently sought after and frequently received compared to the population of cis women. According to the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey, 8% … Continue reading

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