Category Archives: Surgery

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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A new plastic surgery technique for hip widening

While feminizing hormone therapy can produce extensive visible changes for trans women, one aspect of the body that remains largely unchanged is the skeletal structure. Trans women who were not treated with puberty blockers in adolescence generally lack options when … Continue reading

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Dissecting denialism: How transphobia’s bad science turned a Washington hospital into a battleground

Previously: Counter-realities: The practice of denialism in transphobia This summer, Pullman Regional Hospital near the Washington-Idaho border became the site of a wholly unnecessary conflict over vaginoplasty for trans women. The Washington Post reported that after surgeon Geoff Stiller sought … Continue reading

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Anatomy of disinformation: Blaire White lies about puberty blockers and vaginoplasty

Previously: Debunking myths about youth transition I hate covering anything related to Blaire White. It’s absolutely crushing to watch her recklessly inflict falsehoods on the public’s understanding of trans issues and I genuinely wish she would stop so that I … Continue reading

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