August over at Hidden In Your Soul caught this one and sent it my way. It’s a study that is not directly related to transgender HRT, but that may have some implications for transfolk. The study, Female reproductive factors and primary open-angle glaucoma in the Nurses’ Health Study, assembled long-term data on genetic female’s chances of […]
I’d also like to thank you for having this blog! I’m planning on coming out to my parents over winter break, and this has exactly the kind of resources I’ve been searching for. Being able to show them objective scientific facts makes me a lot more confident about revealing my identity. :)
Best of luck in your coming out process! Telling the parents can be a big step. Glad TGS might be of service in some small way.
i just found your page. I’m a transgender/transsexual male nurse. I’m so glad to find legit evidence-based blogs about transition, versus ones that speculate on rumor. you’re wonderful!
Thank you so much! I’m happy that people are finding an evidence-based approach to this topic valuable. Notes like yours make it worthwhile.
I’m happy to say that there’s been nothing to blog about concerning my visit to my parents this week. It’s been a quiet, uneventful week here in the deep South. My parents welcomed me in with all the love they usually do; I’ve visited with my sister ad her husband; I spent two hours playing […]
Sorry to be anonymous, but I don’t have a Tumblr. I’m Toby. I am about to start taking testosterone – a low dose, 75mg of Sustanon every two weeks. My doc says that how noticeable the changes will be really depends on if I am a person who is sensitive to androgens. I guess this is obvious, but what I want to know is there anything that might give me an idea of whether I /am/ an androgen sensitive person or not… Like, say, the way my periods are or something. Just curious! Thanks.
You’re doctor was probably just being realistic. Different people sometimes respond differently to HRT — some slower, some faster, some with extreme changes, some with more moderate changes — and it can depend upon a whole host of genetic and individual variables. He probably wanted you to have realistic expectations about changes, especially early on. […]
Today I will arrive at my parents’ house in Mississippi for the Thanksgiving holiday. I am traveling alone — the kids are traveling elsewhere with my ex — and will be staying until the weekend. I wont lie and say that there hasn’t been anxiety leading upto this The last time I saw my parents, […]
Hi I am a FTM only five months into transition, I know we talk about body and medical changes, but wanted to shared some changes I noticed and I have never hear before any where. The most funny one I went from not eating hot sauce to now loving it, used to love some food, and now other, my taste buds change. I now love basketball and not before. Testosterone changes are more then we expect or notice we just need to be more in tune with our body’s and more then one change are awesome. good luck
Thanks for sharing your experiences. The effects of HRT on the transgender mind is almost completely lacking in study beyond the collection of individual anecdotes, and as such there’s almost nothing that can be definitely said about it. That HRT will effect the transgender brain is without question; hormones affect every part of us, and there have […]
Since this is a journal of transition, it only makes sense that I might keep some sort of log of the changes and effects of HRT. I expect to do this on Sundays, as I started on a Monday and so Sundays break nicely into weeks. The first week of HRT has been rather underwhelming. […]
So the OED has declared “Selfie” the word of the year for 2013. I can definitely relate. In the past six months, I have become a selfie maniac. It’s true! Ever since I began coming out as myself I have been snapping selfies like they’re required by law. I don’t think that there was a day […]
I earned a new Operation Gamer Girl achievement today. Yes, the day has come. I drove back out to Ann Arbor yesterday, to the clinic where I was to have my “New Patient Hormone Initiation,” and things went well. Really, you have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to post that achievement. [Actually, if […]