Category Archives: Transgender medicine

Vocal surgery outcomes in trans women

The field of voice feminization surgery for trans women has been an area of active development in recent years. While testosterone thickens the vocal cords in both cis men and trans men on testosterone, producing a deeper pitch, this is … 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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Transgender surgical reversal statistics: A clearer picture emerges

October 2017 saw a spate of fearmongering articles alleging a rise in demand for surgical reversal of transgender genital surgeries. The Independent claimed that such reversal surgeries are “more in-demand than ever before”. What does this new demand look like?

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study omits historical context of transgender narratives and medical gatekeeping

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones Meet the unbiased, reliable, not-at-all-transphobic parents from the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study The full “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study, published this month, goes into further … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of vaginoplasty for trans women confirmed once again in new study

Vaginoplasty for trans women, the surgical construction of a vagina and labia from penile and scrotal tissue, is a highly effective treatment for gender dysphoria. For decades, numerous large studies have found that vaginoplasty is associated with a significant reduction … Continue reading

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