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December, 2013

    New Study Finds That Trans Patients Have Probems In the ER

    New Study Finds That Trans Patients Have Probems In the ER The Annals of Emergency Medicine published a new paper yesterday (free to read online) concerning the experiences of transfolk in Ontario, Canada when they required Emergency Room (ER) care.The findings were less than positive.  More than half the respondents in the survey reported having […]

    With Apologies to Mr. Dickens

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

    CDC Reverses Discriminatory Breast Cancer Screening Rule for Trans People

    CDC Reverses Discriminatory Breast Cancer Screening Rule for Trans People The CDC releases updated guidelines, clarifying a policy that had been used to discriminate against transgender women. I’m a little behind on some news stories because of the holidays, but this was an interesting one worth sharing: policy changes that allow for free breast cancer […]

    Seizing the Moment … Sort Of

    Having the kids over Christmas was both the best thing and the worst thing for me this year. The best because they’re my kids and I was able to have them for almost an entire week and to give them a good first Christmas in the new divorce situation; worst because three kids on vacation […]

    Resources For Trans Suicide During the Holidays

    As we go into this Christmas week, it’s important to remember that suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States according to the CDC, and rates are rising. Among the trans community, suicide is tragically common.  Even though there’s doubt about the general claim that suicide rates are higher during […]

    Skeptoid Blog: The Christmas That Never Was

    When Did Christmas Become So Commercial?/ I am particularly happy with the piece I wrote this week for Skeptoid. Well, technically only partially wrote for Skeptoid. The truth is that this article has been in my draft file for a couple years now. Every Christmas I’d write it, realize I had nowhere meaningful to publish it, and […]

    The Cat Gets A Paw Out

    So Dawn, my precocious six-year-old, comes out of my bedroom today. “Daddy, why do you have a wig in your closet?” “What were you doing in my closet?” “I wasn’t. The door was open. I just looked in.” Oops. She was probably snooping for Christmas presents and saw an opportunity. “I’ll tell you about it some […]