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Introducing TransgenderScience.info

Transgender Science has moved to its own domain, TransgenderScience.info! While Tumblr has been good to this project, it’s simply not set up to do everything with this blog that I hope to do with it. It’s very much about intra-service sharing and it has no real way to comment on posts [reblogging isn’t the same]. […]

More Evidence of Brain Differences Between Trans and Cis

There is a new article in the open-access online journal PLoS One that adds to the growing catalog of data demonstrating that trans brains differ from those of their biological cis counterparts.  In the study, Simon et al., (2013) performed MRI brain scans of both MtF and FtM trans individuals, as well as scans of biological cis controls. They established volume measures […]

Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Events With Oral Estradiol Compared With Oral Conjugated Equine Estrogens

Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Events With Oral Estradiol Compared With Oral Conjugated Equine Estrogens I’m not sure that many transwomen care one way or another where their estrogen comes from, but more and more science being done in the area of postmenopausal women is shining light on the sometimes important differences between what might otherwise […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do Transgedner People Fall Back into Depression and Dysphoria After Gender Reassignment Surgery?

grvsmth: transgenderscience: So while it is true that transmen and transwomen don’t suddenly become “cured” of all their dysphoria and depression after transition, to use this as an argument to invalidate trans activism or to claim that it’s a reason to not transition at all is completely fallacious. GRS improves lives. it’s not a perfect treatment, […]

Do Transgedner People Fall Back into Depression and Dysphoria After Gender Reassignment Surgery?

It is a bad habit to read news site comments threads about transgender topics, and no good can ever come from participating in what passes for conversations there. Nevertheless, many people do engage in comments thread debates,and in so doing provide an interesting snapshot of what a certain segment of the populace believes about transgender people.  One […]

Progress on the road to better medical care for transgender patients [article]

Progress on the road to better medical care for transgender patients [article] There’s a new paper out this month from Joshua Safer, Director of Endocrinology at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), aimed at spreading clinical awareness about trans health issues. From the abstract:  In order to improve transgender individuals’ access to healthcare, primary care physicians […]

Should Transwomen Cycle Estrogen?

Should Transwomen Cycle Estrogen? riotrite: transgenderscience: There’s a persistent belief among transwomen that cycling HRT, usually with some sort of “three weeks on, one week off” cycle, may benefit the transition process. The reasoning usually offered is making the observation that ciswomen’s hormone levels go up and down with… What a patronizing crock of shit. […]