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Woman born without vagina gets one made from tilapia fish skin

Woman born without vagina gets one made from tilapia fish skin

A Brazilian woman, born without a vagina, has become the first in the world to undergo pioneering reconstructive surgery that successfully created a new vaginal canal using the skin of tilapia fish.

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LGBT, Transgender

Hormone therapy in transgender adults safe, study shows — ScienceDaily

Hormone therapy in transgender adults safe, study shows — ScienceDaily:

In the most comprehensive review to date addressing the relative safety of hormone therapy for transgender persons, researchers have found that hormone therapy in transgender adults is safe. The findings may help reduce the barriers for transgender individuals to receive medical care.

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Transgender

BioEdge: Do transgender women have a right to gestation?

BioEdge: Do transgender women have a right to gestation?:

the question here is not necessarily one of having children; transgender women may already be parents and have had children both prior to gender affirming surgery transitioning and post, depending on what type of surgeries and hormonal therapies they have chosen. The question is one of securing an experience imagined as important to one’s (gender) identity and hoped-for parental bonds.

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Medical News

CV risk increases with hormone therapy in transgender patients

CV risk increases with hormone therapy in transgender patients:

Hormone therapy in transgender women is associated with increased CV risk, according to a presentation at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions.

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Transgender

Being transgender in America may be hazardous to your health, study shows – LA Times

Being transgender in America may be hazardous to your health, study shows – LA Times:

“A new report in JAMA Internal Medicine characterizes a variety of health disparities between people who are transgender (that is, their gender identity is not the same as their gender at birth) and people who are cisgender (their gender identity matches their gender at birth).”

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Gender, LGBT, Sexuality

The Right’s Favorite Anti-LGBT Doctor Strikes Again – The Daily Beast

The Right’s Favorite Anti-LGBT Doctor Strikes Again – The Daily Beast:

“Former Johns Hopkins psychiatry chair Dr. Paul McHugh has a long history of staking out anti-LGBT positions. But The Washington Examiner and other conservative media outlets would have you believe that McHugh’s statements on LGBT issues are significant because he is a ‘prominent psychiatrist.’

At least, that’s how the Examiner referred to him after he and Arizona State statistician Dr. Lawrence Mayer published a lengthy paper casting doubt on the scientific consensus around sexual orientation and gender identity. That paper appears in a recent issue of a journal called The New Atlantis and it has already generated the predictable far-right lovefest.”

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