Category Archives: Trans youth

Bicalutamide, a new anti-androgen for trans women and girls

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and this is not medical advice. Do not take any medication without appropriate medical supervision. Previously I’ve looked at low-cost alternatives to GnRH analogue puberty blockers for trans adolescents, including medroxyprogesterone acetate, spironolactone, cyproterone … Continue reading

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5 unanswered questions about the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” hoax diagnosis

“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” is a proposed diagnosis applied to teen trans boys, positing that their dysphoria appears suddenly in adolescence as the result of receiving it via “social contagion”, such as by having trans friends or reading about trans … Continue reading

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Most anti-transgender scientific claims are unsound

Critics of transition treatments, opponents of transgender identity, and other anti-trans advocates have often claimed that trans people and our supporters have failed to address scientific findings that call into question the gender-affirmative approach. Ryan T. Anderson, a homophobic researcher … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria”: What a hoax diagnosis looks like

Previously: Fresh trans myths of 2017: “rapid onset gender dysphoria” The concept of “rapid onset gender dysphoria” was proposed in July of 2016 by a trio of blogs with a history of overtly transphobic perspectives that are at odds with … Continue reading

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Evidence of health benefits of medical transition: Gender dysphoria, body image, sexual functioning, and quality of life

Medical transition for the treatment of gender dysphoria, including hormonal and surgical treatment, is linked to improvements in health in many areas of trans people’s lives. Transition is known to be effective in resolving gender dysphoria itself, and is associated … Continue reading

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