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Videos of attacks trans people for entertainment | Fusion

Videos of attacks trans people for entertainment | Fusion:

“Videos of attacks on transgender people are being uploaded to social media sites like YouTube for entertainment, and viewed tens of millions of times, according to a report published Tuesday.

Witness, a nonprofit organization that uses eyewitness videos to shed light on human rights abuses, compiled the report. Called Capturing Hate, it draws on videos uploaded to four social media sites: YouTube, World Star Hip Hop, Fly Height, and Live Leak. The report then analyzes ratings and comments, as well as how the videos are captured, titled and described. In total, Witness reviewed 329 videos of physical violence, which researchers found using two search phrases: ‘tranny fight’ and ‘stud fight.’

The videos, often recorded by a bystander, include graphic footage of trans people being both verbally and physically attacked. But just as jarring are viewer comments.”

A Systematic Review of the Effects of Hormone Therapy on Psychological Functioning and Quality of Life in Transgender Individuals

A Systematic Review of the Effects of Hormone Therapy on Psychological Functioning and Quality of Life in Transgender Individuals:

“Objectives: To review evidence from prospective cohort studies of the relationship between hormone therapy and changes in psychological functioning and quality of life in transgender individuals accessing hormone therapy over time.

Data Sources: MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and PubMed were searched for relevant studies from inception to November 2014. Reference lists of included studies were hand searched.

Results: Three uncontrolled prospective cohort studies, enrolling 247 transgender adults (180 male-to-female [MTF], 67 female-to-male [FTM]) initiating hormone therapy for the treatment of gender identity disorder (prior diagnostic term for gender dysphoria), were identified. The studies measured exposure to hormone therapy and subsequent changes in mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety) and quality of life outcomes at follow-up. Two studies showed a significant improvement in psychological functioning at 3–6 months and 12 months compared with baseline after initiating hormone therapy. The third study showed improvements in quality of life outcomes 12 months after initiating hormone therapy for FTM and MTF participants; however, only MTF participants showed a statistically significant increase in general quality of life after initiating hormone therapy.

Conclusions: Hormone therapy interventions to improve the mental health and quality of life in transgender people with gender dysphoria have not been evaluated in controlled trials. Low quality evidence suggests that hormone therapy may lead to improvements in psychological functioning. Prospective controlled trials are needed to investigate the effects of hormone therapy on the mental health of transgender people.”

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To cite this article:White Hughto Jaclyn M. and Reisner Sari L.. Transgender Health. January 2016, 1(1): 21-31. doi:10.1089/trgh.2015.0008.
Published in Volume: 1 Issue 1: January 13, 2016

Jaclyn M. White Hughto1,2,* and Sari L. Reisner1,3,41The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, Massachusetts.2Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut.3Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.4Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.*Address correspondence to: Jaclyn M. White Hughto, MPH, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, E-mail: JWhite@FenwayHealth.org

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Transgender Health:

“Transgender Health is the first peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to addressing the healthcare needs of transgender individuals throughout the lifespan and identifying gaps in knowledge as well as priority areas where policy development and research are needed to achieve healthcare equity.

Transgender Health is the premier open source for authoritative, multidisciplinary research, discussion, and debate on the healthcare needs of this patient population. The Journal publishes under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license to ensure broad dissemination and participation. All articles in Transgender Health are rapidly reviewed and published online within 4 weeks of acceptance.”

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When Your Existence Is Up For Debate – Medium

When Your Existence Is Up For Debate – Medium:

“Every few months, an influential publication gives platform to a piece purporting to debate the ‘fiercely contested’ or ‘hard to navigate’ questions about transgender identity. Usually focusing on restroom/locker room use or health care, these think pieces by design claim to offer analyses of the ‘different sides’ to some question about the costs and benefits of navigating the existence of trans people in particular ways.”

4 Ways That Call-Out Culture Fails Trans Women (And Therefore, All of Us) — Everyday Feminism

4 Ways That Call-Out Culture Fails Trans Women (And Therefore, All of Us) — Everyday Feminism:

“‘Punishment is not something that happens to bad people. It happens to those who cannot stop it from happening. It is laundered pain, not a balancing of scales.’ —Porpentine Charity Heartscape, ‘Hot Allostatic Load’”