Category Archives: Surgery

Trans women may face a higher risk of breast augmentation complications compared to cis women

Breast augmentation is a common gender-affirming surgery sought by transgender women and transfeminine people. Even with feminizing HRT, trans women typically do not experience the same degree of breast growth as cisgender women (Reisman, Goldstein, & Safer, 2019), and studies … Continue reading

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Further publications on BRCA1/2 variants and their impact on transitioning

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. Last year, I wrote about case studies of pathological BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene variants in trans people, and how clinicians take these mutations into account during transition treatment. … Continue reading

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Boston Children’s Hospital establishes a framework for gender-affirming surgeries on minors

Throughout the past decade, there’s been no shortage of popular alarmism surrounding the spectre of “children being given sex changes” – a misconception borne of either incidental or deliberately cultivated ignorance about what transition entails at various ages, suggesting the … Continue reading

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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 persistent … Continue reading

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Additional information on transition treatment for trans women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations

I’ve previously covered existing research on hormone therapy for trans women who are at an increased risk of breast cancer due to BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. As transitioning with estrogen induces the growth of breast tissue just as in cis … Continue reading

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