Category Archives: Transmasculine

Contrary to Abigail Shrier’s “Irreversible Damage”, testosterone use in trans men is not associated with increased reproductive cancers

Irreversible Damage by Abigail Shrier has become one of the most celebrated books among anti-trans advocates for its popular and accessible repackaging of their movement’s current master narrative: that trans youth and young adults who come out are largely confused … Continue reading

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Second report of trans man undergoing successful fertility preservation without stopping testosterone – this time producing a viable embryo and live birth

Previously: Update on ovarian stimulation after testosterone use: Successful fertility preservation with less than a month’s interruption of HRT (April 2020) First report of trans man having successful fertility preservation without interrupting HRT (February 2021) Over the past few years, … Continue reading

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Early use of masculinizing steroid oxandrolone in trans boys can add 2 more inches of height compared to testosterone

Last year, I briefly covered an abstract by gender clinicians at Children’s Mercy Hospital describing the use of oxandrolone rather than testosterone as a part of masculinizing hormone therapy for adolescent trans boys, with the intention of both producing physical … Continue reading

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Transmasculine adolescent fertility breakthrough: Successful egg retrieval following puberty blockers since Tanner 2 and direct continuation to testosterone

Trans people who choose to transition medically may wish to maintain their reproductive potential following cross-sex hormone therapy or transition surgeries that remove the testes or ovaries. Trans adolescents who medically transition with GnRH agonist puberty blockers at the onset … Continue reading

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Additional details on the connection between transgender HRT and migraine headache patterns

Previously: Migraine headaches, trans people, and hormone therapy (September 2018) More on the relationship between hormone therapy and migraine in trans people (December 2019) Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. A migraine headache … Continue reading

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