TY - JOUR. T1 - Short-term patterns of pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion do not differ between male-to-female transsexuals and heterosexual men. AU - Spijkstra, J. J.. AU - Spinder, T.. AU - Gooren, L. J.G.. PY - 1988/1/1. Y1 - 1988/1/1. N2 - This study tested whether there is a difference in the pulsatile LH secretion between male-to-female transsexuals and eugonadal heterosexual men. The mean serum LH concentrations, the LH pulse frequency, and the LH pulse amplitude were compared between a group of eight male-to-female transsexuals and a group of 22 heterosexual men. Blood samples for LH determinations were collected every 10 min for seven hours. 17-β-estradiol and testosterone were measured at the beginning of each test. There were no significant differences between the heterosexual and transsexual group in LH pulse frequency (3.9±1.3 vs. 3.9±1.7), LH pulse amplitude (3.7±1.3 U/l vs. 3.0±0.5 U/l), mean serum LH concentration (5.2±1.4 U/l vs. 5.4±1.1 U/l), 17-β-estradiol ...
There is a close relationship between the brain and the endocrine system. The brain expresses receptors for sex steroids and is capable of metabolizing these hormones. We explored (1) sex differences in homovanillic acid (HVA), a metabolite of the neurotransmitter dopamine, and (2) the effects of cross-sex steroid administration in transsexual subjects. First, we compared plasma HVA levels between 38 male and 34 female healthy volunteers (not using hormone replacement therapy) of a mean age of 72 years (range 65-84 years). Secondly, we measured plasma HVA levels in 15 male-to-female transsexuals treated with 100 microg ethinyl estradiol/day and 100 mg cyproterone acetate/day for 4 months, and in 17 female-to-male transsexuals treated with testosterone esters (250 mg/2 weeks i.m. for 4 months). Plasma HVA levels were lower in elderly men than in elderly postmenopausal women (geometric mean 25.4 nmol/l (percentile (P)10 4.9; P90 69.8) vs 39.0 nmol/l (19.0; 76.1); P=0.027). In transsexuals before ...
The etiology of transsexualism, literally means, the cause or causes of transsexualism. This is an area of interest for many transgendered and transsexual people, physicians, psychologists, other mental health professionals, family members and friends of transsexual people. Currently there are numerous scientific explanations on the causes. Some of the theories are; Rearing or Trauma and Sexuality, which are psychological and behavioural theories. Genetics, Brain Structure, Brain function and prenatal androgen exposure are biological theories ...
For the most part, this blog is not concerned with transgenderism or transvestism. Its focus is on the birth defect called transsexualism, characterized by incongruity between the sex of the brain and the sex of the body. From time to time the blog might deal with the various kinds of transgenderism but only as a contrast to transsexualism. Any condition or phenomenon that does not have to do with a brain/body mismatch is really outside the scope of this blog ...
The concept received attention when sex researcher and trans woman Anne Lawrence described it on her website in the late 1990s.[49] In 2003, when Bailey published The Man Who Would Be Queen, in which he based his portrayal of male-to-female transsexual people on Blanchards taxonomy, an enormous controversy resulted.[50] Jaimie Veale gathered a convenience sample over the Internet of trans womens impressions of and opinions on Blanchards typology.[51] Of the people answering the survey, 52.5% had a negative response. Of the 170 respondents, 33 said the typology was too narrow and restrictive, 15 said it did not apply to their experiences, and 5 that the typology was driven by questionable motives such as "to encourage elitist divisionism." Other participants, however, said they did, in fact, experience autogynephilia. Criticism of the theory of "homosexual transsexuals" is generally focused in two categories: the use of the terms "homosexual" and "non-homosexual" to refer to MtF transsexuals ...
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Abstract [Full Text] [PDF]. Abstract [Article in Dutch]. In the Netherlands it has recently become possible for transsexual patients to receive hormonal treatment from the onset of puberty. Until the age of 16, pubertal development can be prevented with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists. From 16 years of age onwards, gender adjustment can be initiated by administration of hormones of the opposite sex. Surgical treatment can be offered once the patient reaches 18 years of age.. Although such treatment will only be initiated with reticence and after a long phase of intense diagnostic screening, the question arises whether a clear differentiation can be made between pure gender identity disorders and secondary transsexual feelings that are part of an ongoing psychopathological development, such as schizophrenia.. The potential diagnostic confusion is illustrated by a case history of a male schizophrenic patient. This patient had been treated hormonally for transsexualism for ...
WHEREAS, about 700,000 Americans perceive their gender identity to be at variance with the physical reality of their biological birth sex; and. WHEREAS, the American Psychiatric Association removed this condition (aka, "gender identity disorder") from its list of disorders in 2013, substituting "gender identity disorder" with "gender dysphoria"; and. WHEREAS, the American Psychiatric Association includes among its treatment options for gender dysphoria cross-sex hormone therapy, gender reassignment surgery, and social and legal transition to the desired gender; and. WHEREAS, news reports indicate that parents are allowing their children to undergo these "therapies"; and. WHEREAS, many LGBT activists have sought to normalize the transgender experience and to define gender according to ones self-perception apart from biological anatomy; and. WHEREAS, the separation of ones gender identity from the physical reality of their biological birth sex poses the harmful effect of engendering an ...
WHEREAS, about 700,000 Americans perceive their gender identity to be at variance with the physical reality of their biological birth sex; and. WHEREAS, the American Psychiatric Association removed this condition (aka, "gender identity disorder") from its list of disorders in 2013, substituting "gender identity disorder" with "gender dysphoria"; and. WHEREAS, the American Psychiatric Association includes among its treatment options for gender dysphoria cross-sex hormone therapy, gender reassignment surgery, and social and legal transition to the desired gender; and. WHEREAS, news reports indicate that parents are allowing their children to undergo these "therapies"; and. WHEREAS, many LGBT activists have sought to normalize the transgender experience and to define gender according to ones self-perception apart from biological anatomy; and. WHEREAS, the separation of ones gender identity from the physical reality of their biological birth sex poses the harmful effect of engendering an ...
Hayley Patterson was a shy shop supervisor at Firmans Freezers. Her friend and colleague Alma Baldwin (Amanda Barrie) introduced her to Roy Cropper (David Neilson) and they became friends - until Hayley told him that she was a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual and used to be called Harold. Roy cannot cope and initially rejects her but realizes that their friendship is more important than Hayleys secret. After affirming their mutual attraction, Hayley goes to Amsterdam for private sex reassignment surgery. When she returns to Weatherfield, she starts work at Underworld. Hayley chooses not to disclose her transgender status but her secret is revealed when Almas husband and factory boss Mike discovers a Tax Office error, showing her birth name, Harold. Mike sacks her as a result and although the factory staff and Street residents initially taunt her, she gets her job back and most Street residents gradually accept her.. In 2001, Roy and Hayley decide to become foster parents. Their first ...
The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a uniquely targeted HIV risk reduction intervention for young transgender women (YTW), ages 16 to 29, at risk for HIV acquisition or transmission. The study will test this intervention in a three-arm randomized controlled trial in two major U.S. cities with excellent access to and research experience with the population (Chicago, Boston). We will enroll at risk YTW, ages 16-29; two-fifths of the sample randomized to the intervention will participate in the 6-session group-based and manualized Life Skills intervention; two-fifths will be randomized to the standard-of-care (SOC) control condition; and one-fifth will be randomized to the time-matched attention control condition and receive standard health promotion information in a group-based multi-session format. All three arms will receive HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) (Chlamydia and gonorrhea) testing and pre-posttest risk reduction counseling (i.e., SOC). Sexual risk will be ...
The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a uniquely targeted HIV risk reduction intervention for young transgender women (YTW), ages 16 to 29, at risk for HIV acquisition or transmission. The study will test this intervention in a three-arm randomized controlled trial in two major U.S. cities with excellent access to and research experience with the population (Chicago, Boston). We will enroll at risk YTW, ages 16-29; two-fifths of the sample randomized to the intervention will participate in the 6-session group-based and manualized Life Skills intervention; two-fifths will be randomized to the standard-of-care (SOC) control condition; and one-fifth will be randomized to the time-matched attention control condition and receive standard health promotion information in a group-based multi-session format. All three arms will receive HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) (Chlamydia and gonorrhea) testing and pre-posttest risk reduction counseling (i.e., SOC). Sexual risk will be ...
V.S. Ramachandran, a neurologist and psychologist at UC San Diego and a leading authority on phantom limb sensations, says it has long been known that some people who are born without arms have vivid phantom arms. They can swing them around, wave goodbye and make complicated gestures.. This suggests that an intact body image - the maps of the body laid down in the brain before and after birth - can develop without actual limbs. So-called mirror neurons that map the actions and intentions of others into ones own brain may help bring the phantoms to life, Ramachandran says.. …. This got Ramachandran wondering whether the phantoms applied to transsexuality. To find out, he surveyed 20 male-to-female transsexual women and 29 female-to-male transsexual men.. The first finding was intriguing. Only 6 out of 20, or 30 percent, of the transsexual women who had had their penises removed reported feeling a phantom phallus. But 58 percent of "normal" men have such sensations after the surgery.. The ...
Asscheman H & Gooren LJG. (1992). Hormone treatment in transsexual people. In WO Bockting & E Coleman (Eds.), Gender dysphoria: interdisciplinary approaches in clinical management. New York: Haworth Press.. Asscheman H, Gooren LJ, Assies J, Smits JP, de Slegte R. (1988 Jun). Prolactin levels and pituitary enlargement in hormone-treated male-to-female transsexuals. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). Abstract retrieved 19 May 2002 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=2978262&dopt=Abstract.. Asscheman H, Gooren LJ, Eklund PL. (1989 Sep). Mortality and morbidity in transsexual patients with cross-gender hormone treatment. Metabolism. Abstract retrieved 18 May 2002 from PubMed. Full text available at http://www.sissify.com/realgirl/mortality.html.. Citkowitz E. (2002 Oct 21). Hypertriglyceridemia. eMedicine Journal. Retrieved 18 May 2002 from http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic2921.htm.. FAQ: Hormone Therapy for M2F Transsexuals. (1994) Exactly what hormones are ...
Asscheman H & Gooren LJG. (1992). Hormone treatment in transsexual people. In WO Bockting & E Coleman (Eds.), Gender dysphoria: interdisciplinary approaches in clinical management. New York: Haworth Press.. Asscheman H, Gooren LJ, Assies J, Smits JP, de Slegte R. (1988 Jun). Prolactin levels and pituitary enlargement in hormone-treated male-to-female transsexuals. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). Abstract retrieved 19 May 2002 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=2978262&dopt=Abstract.. Asscheman H, Gooren LJ, Eklund PL. (1989 Sep). Mortality and morbidity in transsexual patients with cross-gender hormone treatment. Metabolism. Abstract retrieved 18 May 2002 from PubMed. Full text available at http://www.sissify.com/realgirl/mortality.html.. Citkowitz E. (2002 Oct 21). Hypertriglyceridemia. eMedicine Journal. Retrieved 18 May 2002 from http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic2921.htm.. FAQ: Hormone Therapy for M2F Transsexuals. (1994) Exactly what hormones are ...
The transsexual community typically use the short form "trans", or simply "T" as a substitution for the full word "transsexual", e.g. TS, trans guy, trans dyke, T-folk, trans folk. Some may even use term that have become controversial to some, such as tranny and/or trans, despite others considering these terms to be offensive. Those who do use these terms claim that they are diminishing the power of the term as an insult, just as some members of the gay and African-American communities have embraced slurs directed at them. Others feel that the terms are insulting or inaccurate regardless of the context. Some feel that such words are problematic because they do not differentiate between transsexual people, and people who are merely "playing" with gender. Some individuals may prefer to spell transsexual with only one s, thus writing transexual. They will typically assert that they are attempting to divorce the word from the realm of psychiatry and medicine and place it in the realm of identity. ...
Ted Cruz wants transgender people to know that if hes elected as President of the United States, they will receive no support from the POTUS.. On Thursday Donald Trump voiced his support for the transgender community, stating that they should be able to use whatever bathroom they identify with.. "Have we gone stark-raving nuts?" Cruz said at a rally in Frederick, Maryland.. Speaking on TODAY, Trump said transgender people should "use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate.". Cruz immediately attack that the comment, telling radio host Glenn Beck "thats not a reasonable position.". During his recently rally he continued to attack the LGBT community.. "Grown adult men - strangers - should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls," Cruz said.. Cruz is attempting to attack Donald Trump more than ever after suffering a humiliating loss in New York on Tuesday while trailing by a wide margin in terms of delegates.. ...
This article found that trans womens brains are more similar to mens brains than cis womens brains, at least in terms of the pattern of gray matter variation. They also found that trans womens brains had more gray matter in the putamen than both cis men and cis women, although the difference was only significant for…
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this observation raises questions about the validity of existing methods of assessment for studying questions of gender identity development in general. This problem is particularly relevant for offspring of mothers prescribed DES during their pregnancy, since no studies have been performed that specifically asked about changes in gender identity due to these known prenatal exposures to an estrogenic substance."…. … "The first study was a cohort study of men and women exposed in utero to DES; the study collected demographic data including: age, education, and ethnicity, and psychosexual characteristics including: handedness, sex partner choice, marital status, age at first intercourse, and number of partners.. Interestingly, one finding that reached statistical significance was that DES sons had a higher frequency of left-handedness, which the authors associated with complications during pregnancy; other authors have found that transsexuals also have a higher frequency of left-handedness, ...
Several retrospective studies have not identified an increased risk of cancer in transgender people compared to birth-sex matched controls. However, because of the numerous barriers to care as well as to identifying transgender people in clinical databases, underscreening and underreporting are likely. In general, an organ-based approach to screening should be taken. There are no modifications to screening recommendations (or recommendations not to screen) for ovarian, uterine, or cervical cancer in transgender men. Breast cancer screening for transgender men who have not undergone mastectomy should be performed based on guidelines for non-transgender women. The role of screening for breast cancer in transgender men who have undergone mastectomy is unknown, and depends on the technique used as well as technical limitations on screening small amounts of residual breast tissue. In transgender women, breast cancer screening using guidelines for non-transgender women is recommended, with the ...
Intersex refers to any biological ambiguity of an animal or humans sex from "chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals".[1][2] Using Anne Fausto-Sterlings definition, 1.7% of all human births are intersex.[3] Intersex can be distinguished from transsexualism, in that intersex individuals have natural physical sex ambiguity; whereas any ambiguity in a transsexuals body is artificial. Like transsexual individuals, intersex individuals sometimes come to feel they were assigned the wrong gender at birth, and seek to change that assignment; this is generally distinguished from transsexualism, though it tends to be used to support the supposition that each person has an intrinsic gender identity that cannot be wrongfully imposed. Non-intersex humans are called perisex or dyadic.[citation needed] ...
How to Identify Gender Dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is when someone identifies as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth - whether that gender is male, female, non-binary, genderfluid, or any other manifestation of gender. D...
Fishpond Australia, Gender Dysphoria and Disorders of Sex Development: Progress in Care and Knowledge (Focus on Sexuality Research) by Baudewijntje P C Kreukels (Edited ) Thomas D Steensma (Edited )Buy . Books online: Gender Dysphoria and Disorders of Sex Development: Progress in Care and Knowledge (Focus on Sexuality Research), 2015, Fishpond.com.au
There is strong evidence of sex differences in mental rotation tasks. Transsexualism is an extreme gender identity disorder in which individuals seek cross-gender treatment to change their sex. The aim of our study was to investigate if male-to-female (MF) and female-to-male (FM) transsexuals receiving cross-sex hormonal treatment have different patterns of cortical activation during a three-dimensional (3D) mental rotation task. An fMRI study was performed using a 3-T scan in a sample of 18 MF and 19 FM under chronic cross-sex hormonal treatment. Twenty-three males and 19 females served as controls. The general pattern of cerebral activation seen while visualizing the rotated and non-rotated figures was similar for all four groups showing strong occipito-parieto-frontal brain activation. However, compared to control males, the activation of MF transsexuals during the task was lower in the superior parietal lobe. Compared to control females, MF transsexuals showed higher activation in orbital ...
The study has important implications for the clinical management of biological girls with gender incongruence that persists into adulthood.. The researchers measured autistic traits using the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) and compared AQ scores from transmen; transwomen (male-to-female); typical males; typical females; and individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS, a form of autism). They found transmen had a higher average AQ than typical females, typical males and transwomen, but lower than individuals with AS. The findings are published today in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.. Professor Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre, interpreted the results:. ...
The purpose of the current study was to examine facilitative and avoidant coping as mediators between distress and transition status, social support, and loss. Method: A total of 351 transgender individuals (n = 226 transgender women and n = 125 transgender men) participated in this study. Participants completed measures on transgender identity, family history of mental health concerns, perceptions of loss, coping, depression, and anxiety. Results: The rates of depressive symptoms (51.4% for transgender women; 48.3% for transgender men) and anxiety (40.4% for transgender women; 47.5% for transgender men) within the current study far surpass the rates of those for the general population. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to analyze the data-2 separate models were hypothesized, based on reports of anxiety or depression. The SEM results suggest that the processes for transgender women and transgender men are primarily similar for depression and anxiety; avoidant coping served as a ...
article{8500491, abstract = {Although the prevailing opinion is that emotional processes are influenced by sex hormones, the literature is still inconclusive. The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of gonadal suppression on brain activity during affective picture processing. Twenty-one female-to-male (FtM) transsexuals and 19 control women were recruited and underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging scanning while rating emotional pictures adapted from the International Affective Picture System. The gonadal hormone production of the FtMs was suppressed for 8 weeks, the control group did not receive any treatment before scanning. Under gonadal suppression, FtMs showed less brain activation in the superior temporal lobe compared with female controls during perception of positive affective pictures. Regression analysis showed that during processing of positive affective images, brain activity within the right superior temporal lobe was not correlated with levels of estradiol, ...
This weeks question comes from Dustin in San Francisco, who writes:. Q: "Chris, I am outraged that Trump has banned transgender people from serving in the military. Is this constitutional?". A: Thank you, Dustin, for your timely question. I share your outrage. I am proud to have championed transgender rights. I have assisted courageous transgender persons in safeguarding their rights and ending discriminatory policies and practices by the government, professional associations, hospitals and employers. My clients have shared with me the pain and emotional turmoil they have suffered from being marginalized and treated unfairly, solely based on their gender identity.. Last week, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he "will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military." Trump claimed that he had consulted with the military and justified his decision based on "tremendous military costs and disruption that transgender in the military would ...
When Catherine Lee used to take her young child to the grocery store, other shoppers would often comment, Oh, what a nice son you have, helping you pack the groceries. Lee, a 46-year-old therapist from Manteca (San Joaquin County), is part of a growing group of parents navigating - sometimes at crash-course speed - the complexities of raising a transgender child. More transgender people are coming out as children, a sea change that doctors and therapists say could be caused by increasing awareness among parents and advancements in medical options for transgender children. [...] as their ranks grow, so does the push for laws such as AB1266, signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown, to allow transgender youth to use school sites and join groups associated with their gender identity. Parental concernsThe new law has drawn ire from parents worried that it could be abused by students who pretend to be transgender in order to catch a peep at the opposite gender in restrooms or open showers. [...] public
May 7, 2015 at 12:32 am Im sorry that happened to you. My experiences were a little different, but I definitely learned the hard way.. Im finding that both straight and gay men are as eager to use intersectionality as an excuse to butt in on womens affairs as the trans. I was going to respond to two such men on their own posts, but I think it relevant to our discussion to do it here. Love Intersections, which sounds like one of those old Tim Meadows bits on SNL, is a who-caresy blog read by virtually no one. However, it recently provided two good examples of the liberal male abuse of intersectionality theory. Love Intersections is a blog dedicated to exploring intersectionality through the lens and language of love. Often times in our activisms, weve felt that love is left out of conversations, and we want to engage with the essence of solidarity building, and that is through love and empathy for our fellow human beings.. Yeah, that sounds like a bunch of tree-hugging hippie crap to me too. ...
Background Over the last 50 years, several studies have provided estimates of the prevalence of transsexualism. The variation in reported prevalence is considerable and may be explained by factors such as the methodology and diagnostic classification used and the year and country in which the studies took place. Taking these into consideration, this study aimed to critically and systematically review the available literature measuring the prevalence of transsexualism as well as performing a meta-analysis using the available data. Methods Databases were systematically searched and 1473 possible studies were identified. After initial scrutiny of the article titles and removal of those not relevant, 250 studies were selected for further appraisal. Of these, 211 were excluded after reading the abstracts and a further 18 after reading the full article. This resulted in 21 studies on which to perform a systematic review, with only 12 having sufficient data for meta-analysis. The primary data of the ...
Results: Pre-surgery subjects had elevated PRL, reduced testosterone and gonadotropins. Post-surgery subjects showed reduced androgens, a marked increase in LH and FSH and normal PRL. Cortisol and ACTH were similar to reference values in pre- and post-surgery patients. There was a marked increase in the baseline and post-stimulation GH values in 6 of the 13 pre-surgery patients, peaking at T15. IGF-I was similar to reference values in both groups except for one post-surgery patient, whose level was below the normal range. There were no polymorphisms in the amplified gene region for SOX9, and a single nucleotide synonimous polymorphism for DAX1. No statistically significant differences were seen in the mean of CAG repeats between controls and transsexual subjects. SRY gene was present in all subjects. Qualitative analysis of the AZFa, AZFb, and AZFc regions did not reveal any microdeletions in any subject ...
The Williams Institute, June 2016: "Population-based surveys, meaning those that are designed to allow researchers to generalize findings to the population, rarely ask questions to identify transgender people and, therefore, cannot be used to provide estimates of the size and characteristics of the transgender population. The federal government administers several large, national population-based surveys like the American Community Survey and the National Health Interview Survey that track the demographics, health and well-being of U.S. residents. Unfortunately, these surveys do not currently measure gender identity. However, there are several state-level population-based surveys that identify transgender respondents and can be used to estimate the size and characteristics of the transgender population. In 2011, Gary J. Gates utilized two state-level population-based surveys that collected data from 2003 in California and from 2007 and 2009 in Massachusetts to estimate that 0.3% of the U.S. ...
A male-to-female transsexual who was disqualified from entering the San Francisco police academy after failing a psychological test is suing The City, alleging gender discrimination. In 1997, Christopher Rivas underwent a sex change operation and also passed the San Francisco Police Departments written, oral, lie-detector and physical tests, along with a thorough background check. City officials deny any kind of gender discrimination claims and say Rivas was screened out for other psychological reasons that they cannot disclose. Giorgi said investigators who handled Rivas claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had looked into that allegation and found it to be untrue.
Abstract [Full Text] [PDF]. Abstract. In phalloplasty, the use of transplants and implants to obtain sufficient rigidity allowing for sexual penetration is difficult and often has resulted in complications and failure. Resorption, curving, and fracture of autologous cartilage and bone transplants are reported, and rigid implants have a tendency to erode and extrude.. Besides, a constantly rigid phallus may serve as a source of embarrassment to the patient. On the other hand, hydraulic prostheses frequently show mechanical failure compared with nonhydraulic implants. For these reasons, some authorities have their patients use external devices for erection. Others fully rely on edema, scar fibrosis, or congestion to give sufficient rigidity ...
by Diane Robertson. One does not have to look very far to realize that there has been a global increase in gender dysphoria in children. In recent years, parents have been caught publicly parading their childs "transformation" from one gender to another. Last year, the UK published statistics that noted a more than ten-fold increase in children being referred for treatment for gender identity issues. This month, the National Geographic high-lighted the story of a 9-year boy who has been living as a girl.. Undoubtedly, there are many causes for the increase. Its been a generation or two since parents believed they could teach their girls to be girls and their boys to be boys. Today, pediatricians and parents are taught to be hypersensitive about toddlers changing ideas on gender. Schools across the western world are teaching children that gender is a choice. Universities and colleges have asked students to choose a pronoun to match their identity. Some cities are punishing people who refuse to ...
Windy City Times News Archive - Howard Brown hosts transgender-focused A Call to Action With eight reported deaths of transgender women of color throughout the country so far in 2017 including 24-year-old Keke Collier of Englewood in February Howard Brown Health is aiming to bring together Chicagos transgender community, particularly transgender women of color. As part of this effort, the organization hosted True Voices: A Call to Action, a town hall discussion at its Sheridan site April 13 thatt Teyanna Veasy, PrEP navigator at Howard Brown, moderated. One in five transgender individuals have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives, said Lia Stokes, research assistant of SPNS at Howard Brown, quoting the National Center for Transgender Equality. She noted wide disparities for transgender people in areas of employment, health care, and subjection to violence. ( More than one in four transgender people have experienced a bias-driven assault, according to the NCTE, and rates are higher
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For three years, the Georgia Department of Corrections allegedly has denied transgender inmate Ashley Diamond medical treatment for gender dysphoria, causing her such distress that she has attempted on multiple occasions to castrate herself, cut off her penis, and kill herself. In February, Diamond filed a lawsuit against GDC officials, and on Friday the Department of Justice dealt the GDC a major blow, claiming that the states failure to adequately treat inmates with gender dysphoria "constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment.". The DOJ weighed in on Diamonds case via a statement of interest, which offers recommendations for how the district court in Georgia should rule in the case. It focused on Georgias so-called freeze-frame policy, which prevents inmates from receiving hormone therapy for gender dysphoria if they were not identified as transgender and referred for treatment immediately during the prison intake process. "Freeze-frame policies and other policies ...
The term transgender refers to persons whose gender identity is different from that recorded at birth. Similar to other marginalized populations, transgender patients commonly experience discrimination in the health care setting, and they may not have access to medical professionals who can provide competent care. In addition to primary medical and preventive health care, transgender patients need access to gender-affirming interventions, including hormone therapy and surgeries. In 2017, the Endocrine Society updated its clinical practice guideline for the care of transgender persons on the basis of the best available evidence from systematic reviews and individual studies. Among its general requirements for adolescents and recommendations for adults were the following: Involvement of a mental health professional who is knowledgeable about the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria and criteria for gender-affirming treatment, has training and experience in assessing psychopathology, and is ...
For most of the six-billion people who occupy this planet few things in our ever evolving lives are completely static, completely unchanging and ... This page displays a blog entry. Social networking, support, resources and information for transsexuals, transvestites, crossdressers and transgender people everywhere.
CNN) - The American Psychiatric Association announced this month approved changes in its official guide to classifying mental illnesses.. Among the major announced changes to the manual, known as DSM-5, is that Aspergers syndrome will now be included in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder "to help more accurately and consistently diagnose children with autism," the association said in a statement.. But the group made another big change that did not make as many headlines, though it is considered by many to be important.. The new DSM eliminates the term "gender identity disorder," long considered stigmatizing by mental health specialists and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists.. That old diagnosis meant that a man who believed he was destined to be a woman was considered mentally ill.. No longer so.. The new DSM refers to "gender dysphoria," which focuses the attention on only those who feel distressed by their gender identity.. "I think its a significant change," said Jack ...
Estimates varied dramatically by location and subpopulation. Transfeminine individuals have some of the highest concentrated HIV epidemics in the world with laboratory-confirmed prevalence up to 40%. Data were sparse among trans masculine individuals; however, they suggest potential increased risk for trans masculine men who have sex with men (MSM). No prevalence data were available for transgender people across Sub-Saharan Africa or Eastern Europe/Central Asia. Emerging data consistently support the association of syndemic conditions with HIV risk in transgender populations.. DISCUSSION ...
Mumbai (DNA) : In April last year, the Rajya Sabha passed The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014, heralding the first steps towards equality for the
Planned Parenthood, best known for reproductive health services including abortions, had just started a program to offer hormone therapy at many of its Florida health centers. Fraize discovered the program, and got a prescription for testosterone from a Planned Parenthood doctor not far from campus.. After struggling to find acceptance back home in Pasco County, where some still call him "Cassandra," the therapy brought welcome changes to his body and helped him feel more like himself.. He got a job at FGCUs wellness center and began to host forums about the transgender community and other issues. This year, he ran for a seat in student government.. "Maybe it was the hormones," Fraize says, "but I was on a mission." • • •. Transgender people often rely on testosterone or estrogen hormones to begin the process of transitioning to another gender. While Planned Parenthood has for years offered hormone therapy in many more liberal-leaning states like California and New York, it didnt offer ...
HRT is also prescribed to transgender individuals, who wish to ease gender dysphoria, improve gender euphoria, or neither at all in order to suppress naturally-occurring hormones and replace them with greater quantities of those which determine secondary-sex characteristics of the opposite physical sex, usually for the purpose of making their body match what they associate with their psychological gender identity. According to the World Professional Association for Transgender Healths Standards of Care[3], a mental health professional (which is loosely defined by the Standards of Care as someone with "[clinical] training [...] within any discipline that prepares mental health professionals for clinical practice, such as psychology, psychiatry, social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, or family medicine with specific training in behavioral health and counseling") must diagnose a patient with gender dysphoria and provide a letter approving HRT in order for ...
Today in schools especially public schools there is no mention or no talk about being transgender. It is not even in the school curriculum. This makes it really unfair for transgender people to learn about themselves especially during health class. Do to this not learning about being transgender this leads to discrimination when it comes to sports and or the bathroom. If we had better education system where we could teach younger kids what it means to be transgender then people would grow up to be a better in society. This will also educate the teachers and make a better school environment for the transgender kids. Ultimately our goal is to build a better school system where everybody can get the information they so desire weather it is in lgbtq student or a regular cis student. Today a handful of colleges are starting to acknowledge transgender people but why not kindergarten through 12th grade? Its up to us to make the change. Please sign our petition to change the way schools treat ...