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September, 2013

    Does A Specific Hormone Regimen Impact MtF Breast Development?

    Does A Specific Hormone Regimen Impact MtF Breast Development? I was doing a PubMed dive today and I came across this study from last December that explores the question: do different hormone regimens cause better or worse breast development in transwomen? It’s a fair question. Just like two types of pain reliever don’t treat a […]

    Operation Gamer Girl: September Goals Revisited

    I am quite pleased with the way September has gone in terms of my Operation Gamer Girl goals. I notched four goals this month, including all three of the September-specific goals I set. Goal #1: Get Ears Pierced I completed this goal right at the start of the month, and thirty-ish days later they’re healing […]

    Possible Site Disruption

    It’s possible in the next week or two that this blog will either (a) go silent or (b) go away completely for a period of time. Don’t worry, it’s not going away. I’m just very likely going to try to move the site off of WordPress.com and onto a WordPress installation on a private server. I […]

    How Autogynephilia Would Really Work

    Is there any lower common denominator of human expression than the Internet Comments section? I’m hard-pressed to name one. Something I’ve been seeing with depressing regularity in recent Comments threads about transgender women is reference to autogynephilia, the pseudoscientific “theory” that transsexual women are really just men with an extreme sexual fetish for the idea […]

    Ali for the Holidays?

    It’s impossible not to notice how the stores are already gearing up for the holidays. The Halloween stuff is out in force, of course; but lingering on the edges of the pumpkins and costumes are the first hints of the rest of the holiday season: stuffed turkeys, cornucopia centerpieces, lighted lawn snowmen, rolls of wrapping […]

    Quantum Woo and the Science of Transgender

    Quantum Woo and the Science of Transgender The link above points to an article I wrote for the Skeptoid Blog, the place where I examine science topics not related to transgender … usually. Then I got an e-mail from a man claiming that I could get a sex change just by willing it to happen, because […]

    Why We’re Shutting Off Our Comments

    Why We’re Shutting Off Our Comments Starting today, PopularScience.com will no longer accept comments on new articles. Here’s why. Way to go, PopSci! Comments sections have become the bane of the Internet. If only more leading news and science sources would make this same decision. 

    Long-Term Complications of Illicit Sillicone Injections – PubMed – NCBI

    Long-Term Complications of Illicit Sillicone Injections – PubMed – NCBI Despite scientific literature replete with stories of disastrous results and disfigurement, illicit subcutaneous injections of highly viscous fluids in massive quantities still are performed, often by unqualified persons. The authors present a devastating long-term outcome from a massive volume of silicone oil injected subcutaneously into […]