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Trans medical care = mutilation?

in Advice/Cristan Williams

A reader writes: I was wondering if it would be possible to open a discussion seeking articulation explaining why and how surgical alteration is different from genital mutilation. I feel insufficiently equipped to defend the difference. Here’s the deal: body autonomy. I – not some random person – get to decide what body modifications constitute…

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A Big Win in the USA: Stating the bleedin’ obvious

in Health/Zoe Brain

By Zoe Brain   NCD 140.3, Transsexual Surgery Docket No. A-13-47 NCD Ruling No. 2 December 2, 2013 BOARD RULING THAT NCD RECORD IS NOT COMPLETE AND ADEQUATE TO SUPPORT THE VALIDITY OF THE NCD The aggrieved party also argues that the NCD when issued was invalid and unsupported by the NCD record. The aggrieved…

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Ask Matt: Would a Genderless World Affect Transition?

in Advice/Matt Kailey

A reader writes: “I’ve been thinking about gender roles and how most of them are created and imposed by society. I believe our behaviour could be ‘genderless’ if we didn’t have these external influences telling us how men and women should act, dress, etc. “Now, if this were to hold true and one day we…

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TERFs & Trans Healthcare

in Cristan Williams/Featured

While there are many who feel that morality must be built into law, I believe that the elimination of transsexualism is not best achieved by legislation prohibiting transsexual treatment and surgery but rather by legislation that limits it and by other legislation that lessens the support given to sex-role stereotyping, which generated the problem to…

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Trans Radio Theater: Poe Comedy With A Purpose

in Cristan Williams/Featured/Humor

From the Houston trans community comes this comedy gem: A poe is someone who parodies fundamentalism in such a way that it is ridiculous yet simultaneously difficult to tell if the media is real or a parody. The “radio show” mixes absurd reality with absurd comedy to make a deadly serious point. Enjoy!   [column…

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Sheila Jeffreys and the myth of where trans care comes from

in Cristan Williams/History

Sheila Jeffreys has for years claimed that trans surgery is the product of some malevolent conspiracy: [Transsexual surgery] could be likened to political psychiatry in the Soviet Union. I suggest that transsexualism should best be seen in this light, as directly political, medical abuse of human rights. The mutilation of healthy bodies and the subjection…

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