An emergency room doctor in Elmhurst, Queens, gives a rare look inside a hospital at the center of the coronavirus pandemic. “We don’t have the tools that we need.”
Starting at 5pm Saturday, March 21, 2020 Illinois will be under a shelter in place order. You can grocery shop, get gas, go to the pharmacy or the doctor. Everything else will be closed.
The exact neurobiological underpinnings of gender identity (i.e., the subjective perception of oneself belonging to a certain gender) still remain unknown. Combining both resting-state functional connectivity and behavioral data, we examined gender identity in cisgender and transgender persons using a data-driven machine learning strategy. Intrinsic functional connectivity and questionnaire data were obtained from cisgender (men/women) and transgender (trans men/trans women) individuals. Machine learning algorithms reliably detected gender identity with high prediction accuracy in each of the four groups based on connectivity signatures alone. The four normative gender groups were classified with accuracies ranging from 48% to 62% (exceeding chance level at 25%). These connectivity-based classification accuracies exceeded those obtained from a widely established behavioral instrument for gender identity. Using canonical correlation analyses, functional brain measurements and questionnaire data were then integrated to delineate nine canonical vectors (i.e., brain-gender axes), providing a multilevel window into the conventional sex dichotomy. Our dimensional gender perspective captures four distinguishable brain phenotypes for gender identity, advocating a biologically grounded reconceptualization of gender dimorphism.We hope to pave the way towards objective, data-driven diagnostic markers for gender identity and transgender, taking into account neurobiological and behavioral differences in an integrative modeling approach.
(Not my first choice for news or information but this is an important case.)
Puberty blockers for under-18s should not be legal, say those bringing proceedings.
The debunked practice can lead to depression, PTSD, and suicide and should be banned throughout the U.S., the report argues.
Groundbreaking research presented at the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo has revealed how transgender hormone therapy affects the results of common laboratory tests in the long term. This first-of-its-kind study could enable the development of transgender-specific reference intervals, which are crucial to ensuring that transgender patients get accurate diagnoses and equitable healthcare.
In transgender women who have had their testes removed as part of the gender-affirming process, a form of estrogen called estradiol strengthens connections between areas of the brain involved in fine motor skills, learning, emotions and sensory perception, according a study to be presented Monday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. These findings reflect changes on the brain that might have implications, for instance, for treating hot flashes and other symptoms in transgender women, the researchers say.
Evidence shows women are often deemed “overly dramatic” and dismissed by medical professionals, which has deadly consequences.
It seems I am having an allergic reaction to something, scratchy throat and swollen lips. At this point I can’t drink anything because it runs down my chin 😦
The good thing is I’m not having any trouble breathing or swallowing… at least not yet.
I have someone who is going to pick up some benadryl which I hope will help. I really don’t feel like spending the night in the ER.
One way or another I’ll be sure to post an update when I get the chance.
Transgender patients are now facing extensive surgery wait times. And without proper training, surgeons are doing more harm than good.