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Trump set to abolish intersex people

in Cary Costello/Health/Politics

A memo was recently leaked from the Department of Health and Human Services.¬†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…

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

in Cristan Williams/Health

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…

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How Russian authorities will now process trans people

in Health/Politics

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…

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Johns Hopkins Resumes Trans Care

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Health/History

Johns Hopkins was¬†an early pioneer in American trans care until anti-LGBT activist Paul McHugh began working at the hospital. In 1979,¬†McHugh was able to end¬†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…

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Sex Essentialism: TERF patriarchy and smelly vaginas

in Cristan Williams/Health/Opinion

TERFs battle over who has the correct¬†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…

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World’s experts condemn the McHugh hoax

in Cristan Williams/Health

The¬†Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently ran an op-ed by the¬†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¬†hoax, they responded. While WPATH…

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