Title: Transgender Health AMA Week: We are Ralph Vetters and Jenifer McGuire. We work with transgender and gender-variant youth, today let’s talk about evidence-based standards of care for transgender youth, AUA! : science:
“My name is Ralph Vetters, and I am the Medical Director of the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center, a program of Fenway Health. Hailing originally from Texas and Missouri, I graduated from Harvard College in 1985. My first career was as a union organizer in New England for workers in higher education and the public sector. In 1998, I went back to school and graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 2003 after also getting my masters in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health in maternal and child health. I graduated from the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center in 2006 and have been working as a pediatrician at the Sidney Borum Health Center since that time. My work focuses on providing care to high risk adolescents and young adults, specifically developing programs that support the needs of homeless youth and inner city LGBT youth.”
Albert Cashier: The Trans Soldier Who Helped End The Civil War:
“On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump tweeted an announcement that trans people would no longer be able to serve in the United States military.
The response was overwhelming from across the political spectrum. But the fact of the matter is that trans people have always contributed to civic life and collective security — what has changed, however, is popular acknowledgment of it.”
(Via. All That’s Interesting)
Saw “Here Come The Mummies” last night. Great band to see live!
Donald Trump transgender ban tweet blindsided US Joint Chiefs – CNNPolitics.com:
“The Joint Chiefs of Staff, including chairman General Joseph Dunford, were not aware President Donald Trump planned to tweet a ban on transgender service members, three US defense officials told CNN — the latest indication that top military leaders across all four service branches were blindsided by the President’s announcement.”
This man is misleading and dangerous.
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Of Politics, Science, and Gender Identity: A Review of Paul McHugh:
“AT 86, PAUL R. MCHUGH could have opted for a quiet retirement. Instead, the Johns Hopkins psychiatrist has stepped further into the culture wars, arguing that common narratives about gender and sexual orientation may be wrong, that people aren’t ‘born this way,’ and that medical interventions for transgender people are experimental, misleading, and even dangerous.”
Transgender Health AMA Series: I’m Joshua Safer, Medical Director at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston University Medical Center, here to talk about the science behind transgender medicine, AMA! : science:
“I’m Joshua Safer and I serve as the Medical Director of the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the BU School of Medicine. I am a member of the Endocrine Society task force that is revising guidelines for the medical care of transgender patients, the Global Education Initiative committee for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the Standards of Care revision committee for WPATH, and I am a scientific co-chair for WPATH’s international meeting. My research focus has been to demonstrate health and quality of life benefits accruing from increased access to care for transgender patients and I have been developing novel transgender medicine curricular content at the BU School of Medicine.”
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’”
What Transgender Women Need to Know About Their Prostate Cancer Risk | SELF:
“It’s pretty well known that prostate cancer is a disease that should be on every man’s radar. After all, it’s the most common cancer among American men, and an estimated 161,360 new cases of the disease are expected to be diagnosed this year, according to the American Cancer Society. But things are a little more muddled for transgender women—and experts say that trans women need to be aware of their prostate cancer risk.”