Detransition, Desistance, and Disinformation: A Guide for Understanding Transgender Children…

Detransition, Desistance, and Disinformation: A Guide for Understanding Transgender Children…:

“Over the course of those two-plus decades, I have witnessed the slow evolution from the old gatekeeper system — which engaged in pathological science and often harbored antagonistic attitudes towards its trans clients/research subjects — toward what is gradually becoming our contemporary trans healthcare system — one that works in partnership with trans communities, and which increasingly has trans people’s best interests at heart.”

(Via. Medium)

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No, this anti-LGBTQ hate group leader did not just ‘shut down leftists’ – ThinkProgress

No, this anti-LGBTQ hate group leader did not just ‘shut down leftists’ – ThinkProgress:

“On Wednesday, the Heritage Foundation — which has been described as ‘Donald Trump’s think tank’ — hosted a panel featuring three doctors who reject transgender kids. ThinkProgress was in attendance and apparently ruffled some feathers.”

Science AMA Series: I’m Cecilia Dhejne a fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine, from the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden. I’m here to talk about transgender health, suicide rates, and my often misinterpreted study. Ask me anything! : science

Science AMA Series: I’m Cecilia Dhejne a fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine, from the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden. I’m here to talk about transgender health, suicide rates, and my often misinterpreted study. Ask me anything! : science:

“I am a MD, board certified psychiatrist, fellow of the European Committee of Sexual medicine and clinical sexologist (NACS), and a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). I founded the Stockholm Gender Team and have worked with transgender health for nearly 30 years. As a medical adviser to the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, I specifically focused on improving transgender health and legal rights for transgender people. In 2016, the transgender organisation, ‘Free Personality Expression Sweden’ honoured me with their yearly Trans Hero award for improving transgender health care in Sweden.”

(Via. Reddit)

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

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.”

(Via.)

Why Transgender People Suffer from ‘ID Anxiety’ | Time.com

Driver Licenses for Transgender People Need Options | Time.com:

“For trans people, ‘ID anxiety’ can be an almost daily occurrence. As a gender nonconforming writer and producer, I travel at least once a month to make appearances at events or perform at colleges and universities. Each time I go through TSA, I take a deep breath and say a prayer that the officer at the podium won’t take one look at my dress, then the ‘M’ on my driver’s license, and decide that I need to be held for more thorough questioning.”

PrEP Studies To Focus on Trans Bodies | HIVPlusMag.com

PrEP Studies To Focus on Trans Bodies | HIVPlusMag.com:

“The use of  PrEP is growing but how well it protects is still being observed, especially in transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. The simple fact that  transgender people have been excluded from past testing makes collecting important data extremely difficult. Only recently, have studies started changing how trans people, especially trans women are viewed and identified. In the past, transgender women were once placed in the MSM category (men that have sex with men) which didn’t settle well with them. Due to this, many were left untreated and refused to be a part of research because of how they were classified. However, studies and categories are changing and now transgender people and the use of PrEP is being recognized more often. How and if hormones affect the drug is the primary focus and placing trans people within their own category is important because of the percentage of people on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).”

Texas House Passes Bathroom Bill | Dallas Observer

Texas House Passes Bathroom Bill | Dallas Observer:

“On Monday afternoon, after two more days of debate, the Texas House of Representatives passed a ‘bathroom bill.’ Reps tacked an amendment requiring that public schools ban transgender kids from using multi-occupancy restrooms of their choice onto another public school bill, one that requires schools to draw up plans for dealing with natural disasters and other emergencies.”

Transforming History | Retro Report

Transforming History | Retro Report:

“The transgender community’s fight for rights took shape in the 1960s, and included a little-known uprising at Gene Compton’s all-night cafeteria in San Francisco, then continued in New York City, thanks to the determined activism of Sylvia Rivera and others, in the wake of the riot at the Stonewall Inn.

Transgender people continue their struggle for rights today. Sasha Alexander Perez, 29, and Olympia Perez Alexander, 24, who are married and living in Bedford–Stuyvesant Brooklyn, run Black Trans Media, an organization dedicated to uniting the black trans community against oppression in their everyday lives.”