Transgender

Trump wants to deny transgender rights on religious grounds. But what if gender identity, itself, is a matter of the soul?

Trump wants to deny transgender rights on religious grounds. But what if gender identity, itself, is a matter of the soul?

IN LATE MAY — just before the start of Pride Month — the Trump administration formally announced its intent to allow medical practitioners and health insurers to legally discriminate against transgender people.

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LGBT, Transgender

Trump Set to Sabotage Trans Health Care Protections

Trump Set to Sabotage Trans Health Care Protections

A regulation being prepared by the administration would weaken protections against anti-trans discrimination in health care.

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Transgender

Gatekeeping hormone replacement therapy for transgender patients is dehumanizing

Gatekeeping hormone replacement therapy for transgender patients is dehumanising

Abstract

Although informed consent models for prescribing hormone replacement therapy are becoming increasingly prevalent, many physicians continue to require an assessment and referral letter from a mental health professional prior to prescription. Drawing on personal and communal experience, the author argues that assessment and referral requirements are dehumanising and unethical, foregrounding the ways in which these requirements evidence a mistrust of trans people, suppress the diversity of their experiences and sustain an unjustified double standard in contrast to other forms of clinical care. Physicians should abandon this unethical requirement in favour of an informed consent approach to transgender care.

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Health

Doctors Can Dismiss Women’s Health Concerns. Here’s How To Take Back Some Control. | HuffPost Life

Doctors Can Dismiss Women’s Health Concerns. Here’s How To Take Back Some Control. | HuffPost Life:

Evidence shows women are often deemed “overly dramatic” and dismissed by medical professionals, which has deadly consequences.

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Transgender

Large study of trans people in the Netherlands shows growing numbers seeking treatment, low regret rates | Gender Analysis

Large study of trans people in the Netherlands shows growing numbers seeking treatment, low regret rates | Gender Analysis:

A recent study of trans people in the Netherlands provides a sober corrective to this wild speculation. Wiepjes et al. (2018) studied a group of 6,793 trans people who were evaluated at the largest Dutch gender identity clinic from 1972 to 2015…

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