Health

Unethical Trans Doc Exposed聽

March 5, 2019 路

It鈥檚 hard to say exactly when Dr. Christopher Salgado, board certified and celebrated genital reconstruction surgeon, started to post questionable things on his Instagram account (@sexsurgeon). The account was taken down after the first complaints and deleted shortly thereafter, but he may have started as early as October 2018. During this time Dr. Salgado posted multiple pictures of himself in surgery, including one for Valentine鈥檚 Day in which he posed the patient鈥檚 dissected penis into the shape of a heart… Read more.

Trump set to abolish intersex people

October 23, 2018 路

A memo was recently leaked from the Department of Health and Human Services.聽In it, the HHS defines sex as a binary determined by chromosomes (presumed to come in only two forms, XX or XY), and states that sex cannot be changed. The memo has caused outrage because its goal is to define gender transition out of existence. Its aim is to discriminate against trans people, declaring them to be deluded or deceptive, their lived genders irrelevant. In so doing, it… Read more.

Actual medical group supports trans kids while media seems to only listen to fake medical groups

September 17, 2018 路

By Cristan Williams Today, the actual medical group, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released several pieces of evidence-based guidance to support the care and protection of transgender youth. This included a detailed press release, user-friendly info kit, and a citable evidence-based review of the best practices for trans care for youth. A google news search returns one website聽that's covering AAP's important news while dozens of sites covered a… Read more.

How Russian authorities will now process trans people

April 8, 2018 路

New procedures in Russia approved: activists say it could be worse, leaves intersex people with few options On 19 January 2018, Russian authorities approved a controversial Decree, defining the procedure of legal gender recognition (LGR). The possibility to change one's gender marker existed in Russian legislation since 1997. Federal law N143 "On the acts of civil status" (article 70) required "a document of the established form about the change of sex issued by a medical organization" to be submitted for… Read more.

Johns Hopkins Resumes Trans Care

October 14, 2016 路

Johns Hopkins was聽an early pioneer in American trans care until anti-LGBT activist Paul McHugh began working at the hospital. In 1979,聽McHugh was able to end聽trans care at Johns Hopkins and later wrote that it was his goal to force the closure of the hospital's gender program saying, "It was part of my intention, when I arrived in Baltimore in 1975, to help end it." McHugh went on to describe his professional assessment… Read more.

Sex Essentialism: TERF patriarchy and smelly vaginas

January 28, 2015 路

TERFs battle over who has the correct聽vaginal odor in order to determine female validity. I've noted many times that while Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs) like to speak on behalf of Radical Feminism, the type of so-called "gender critical feminism" they offer is at war with the roots of Radical Feminism. For example, pioneering Radical Feminist opinion leader Andrea Dworkin was supportive of trans women, ensuring that her 1980s-era pro-woman… Read more.

World’s experts condemn the McHugh hoax

July 4, 2014 路

The聽Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently ran an op-ed by the聽right-wing anti-transgender psychiatrist, Paul McHugh. McHugh purposefully misrepresented the research he cited in his article, misleading WSJ readers, and the wider population into believing the lie he was selling. When the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) learned of the McHugh聽hoax, they responded. While WPATH Board Member, Dr. Dan Karasic, responded to聽McHugh and the WSJ published the response, they refused to publish聽the part where WPATH notes that聽McHugh misrepresented the聽research… Read more.

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

December 20, 2013 路

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 party argues that the 1981 NCHCT report acknowledged the effectiveness of transsexual surgery in stating that 鈥渆ight of the nine studies鈥 that 鈥渞epresent the major… Read more.

Gender Orientation: Intersex Conditions Within The Transsexual Brain

March 11, 2013 路

This is part of a lecture given on May 5, 2010 by Prof. Robert Sapolsky at Stanford University.聽Prof. Sapolsky reviews studies he feels make a compelling case for those who assert that transsexualism is actually a type of intersex condition. More on gender orientation Those interested in gender roles and the brain should read Cordelia Fine's Delusions of Gender. Fine does an excellent job at debunking pernicious myths while chronicling the history of the way neurology has been used… Read more.

Ask Matt: Do Trans Men Die Young?

February 14, 2013 路

Welcome to a special Thursday edition of Tranifesto, with more Ask Matt questions. I鈥檓 hoping to catch up on my backlog of questions, and, as always, I鈥檓 hoping that readers will supply their wisdom in the Comments section. Today鈥檚 questions are: A reader writes: 鈥淚 have a pretty scary question. I鈥檓 a trans man, and pretty early in everything, so I used to like looking accomplished trans men up online to have some celebrities to feel some sort of connection… Read more.