Of Politics, Science, and Gender Identity: A Review of Paul McHugh

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.”

(Via. UnDark)

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

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.”

(Via. Reddit)

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’”

What Transgender Women Need to Know About Their Prostate Cancer Risk | SELF

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.”

Is Your Soul Tired? 13 Things That Are Secretly Draining You – Awareness Act

Is Your Soul Tired? 13 Things That Are Secretly Draining You – Awareness Act:

“In this life the things we deal with on a daily basis can be exhausting. Not only do our physical bodies get tired, but our souls get tired as well.

Our soul energy is something that we must maintain when our souls are tired it is a sign that we as human beings are living out of alignment with our purpose in life. When your soul is tired you will not be able to nourish your physical form. You can sleep for eight hours and still wake up feeling as if you have not rested at all.”

Government Survey Change May Affect Transgender Seniors | Money

Government Survey Change May Affect Transgender Seniors | Money:

“Today David Satin goes by the name of Barbara Satin. And at 83, she’s making the most of her final years. She works as a transgender activist, helping other people like her come out and find support.

That’s why she is up in arms over a recent change that she says will silence the older transgender community. The Trump administration has eliminated a question on gender identity from the federal government’s annual National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants — which is used to measure the needs of seniors and establish the appropriate services for them.”