Transgender

What does the scholarly research say about the effect of gender transition on transgender well-being?

What does the scholarly research say about the effect of gender transition on transgender well-being?

Overview

We conducted a systematic literature review of all peer-reviewed articles published in English between 1991 and June 2017 that assess the effect of gender transition on transgender well-being. We identified 56 studies that consist of primary research on this topic, of which 52 (93%) found that gender transition improves the overall well-being of transgender people, while 4 (7%) report mixed or null findings. We found no studies concluding that gender transition causes overall harm. As an added resource, we separately include 17 additional studies that consist of literature reviews and practitioner guidelines.

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Transgender

The largest study involving transgender people is providing long-sought insights about their health

The largest study involving transgender people is providing long-sought insights about their health

The research examines once taboo questions about the impacts of gender transition.

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LGBT, Transgender

Transition causes strokes! Or you know, not. – The TransAdvocate

Transition causes strokes! Or you know, not. – The TransAdvocate:

The newest claim making the sex essentialist activist rounds is that transition will probably cause you to have a stroke or heart attack. TERFs and other sex essentialist activists, from the political right to the skeptic-bro left, point to a new trans study from the Netherlands

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LGBT, Transgender

Fact-Checking Common Myths on Transition-Related Care for Trans People | American Civil Liberties Union

Fact-Checking Common Myths on Transition-Related Care for Trans People | American Civil Liberties Union:

Dashir Moore, a transgender man from Georgia, wanted a fresh start in life. So at the age of 31, he packed up and moved to Colorado, a state that offered both a great lifestyle and trans healthcare. He hoped he could finally be himself.

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Transgender

Alias

Over the past several months I found myself pushing little by little toward continuing to transition even when I believed I had finally given up. It was always something small, using my name instead of my birth name to set up an awards account at a store I rarely shop at, asking different doctors offices to use it as well and then the big one…

(I am trying to get Social Security disability because I am no longer able to work due to anxiety and PTSD. Though even in this I am having difficulty doing what they ask of me, just looking at the paperwork they sent sets off a panic attack)

regardless, I made the point to request they use Kira instead of my birth name. While I understand the official paper work needs to have the old name, I made it clear I prefer to be addressed by my actual name and female pronouns. 

So far everyone as been very understanding and accommodating for which I am very grateful.

So now I suppose I have a known alias…

 

 

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Transgender

Reinventing a relationship when one spouse reveals they’re transgender | Video

Reinventing a relationship when one spouse reveals they’re transgender | Video:

The Rev. Donnie Anderson and Debbie Jamieson have spent the last year on parallel journeys of self-discovery after Donnie’s announced intention to transition to a woman.

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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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