Category Archives: Transgender medicine

5 things to know about transgender depersonalization

“…I was a dispassionate observer of my own life. The person who went through the motions wasn’t the observer-me. Whenever the acting-me felt any emotions, the observer-me recognized the emotions but didn’t feel them herself.” 1. Chronic depersonalization is a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Medical professionals increasingly agree: Trans women are female, trans men are male

Previously: Trans women aren’t “male” Sex chromosomes: Cis expectations, trans reality “Trans women are male” is one of the most well-worn attacks leveled against trans women – a straightforward assertion that gender-variant identity itself is not possible, and by extension … Continue reading

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