Infants Prefer Toys Typed To Their Gender

Children as young as 9 months-old prefer to play with toys specific to their own gender, according to a new study from academics at City University London and UCL.

The paper, which is published in the journal of Infant and Child Development, shows that in a familiar nursery environment significant ...

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For Aging Trans People, Growing Old is Especially Isolating

Most people look forward to their retirement, but researchers say that transgender people are especially vulnerable to abuse in care homes.

Retirement can often be a source of great apprehension, discomfort, and - in some cases - torment for older trans people. From care homes and carers, to mental health wards and ...

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Huge rise in number of Britons trying to change gender

Figures obtained from UK clinics show referral increases of several hundred percent, leading to long waits for new patients

The number of Britons taking steps to change their gender has shot up dramatically in recent years, leaving vulnerable people waiting years for treatment.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information ...

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Government to review 2004 Gender Recognition Act

Legal processes for registering a change of gender are to be overhauled to make them less distressing for transgender people.

The move is part of a package of reforms unveiled by the equalities minister, Nicky ...

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Trans people attack UK government’s trans ‘equality’ report

Trans people deserve action, not more words.’

Many trans people have reacted in anger to the UK government’s trans equality report released today (7 July).

The new package, which includes a review of the Gender Recognition Act, says very little of note.

Nicky Morgan, the Women and Equalities Minister ...

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Genital mutilation of UK intersex people on the NHS, UN acts

Gay Star News, UK

Nepal and the UK have been reprimanded by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for intersex genital mutilation

The UK still has doctors doing unnecessary and dangerous genital surgery on intersex children and now the UN has stepped in.

Activists say the ...

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Perceived Discrimination, Social Support, and Quality of Life in Gender Dysphoria

Introduction

Transgender individuals experience discrimination in all domains of their personal and social life. Discrimination is believed to be associated with worse quality of life (QoL).

Aim

To investigate the relation between QoL and perceived levels of discrimination and social support in individuals with gender dysphoria (GD).

Methods

Individuals with ...

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Hormones 2016

Today I’m proud to announce the publication of “Hormones 2016” (gold cover edition) containing 780 pages of goodies, with one new hormone ‘Triptorelin’, and a major chapter called “README FIRST”, which summarises all the drugs and gives their common side-effects, and links to their main entries. There is also ...

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Effects of Sex Steroid Deprivation/Administration on Hair Growth and Skin Sebum Production in Transsexual Males and Females

And I also found this file which is quite interesting. They say in their conclusion -

estrogens plus antiandrogens in biological males block circulating androgens and sebum production almost completely, but inhibit hair growth only slowly. A strong reduction in hair-shaft diameter was the first sign of androgen deprivation, reaching its ...

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The Transsexual Phenomenon

Looking through the logs I found that several people were looking for “phenomenon” and not finding it. I knew what the true title of the article was “The transsexual phenomenon” by Harry Benjamin published in 1966.

I knew that it used to be here, back when I had a wordpress ...

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A puddle underneath the keyboard!

I’ve just come back from a hospital appointment and had one hell of a job logging back in to my computer. It was almost as if my keymaps had been changed. Whilst at the login screen the number ‘0’ opened the menu containing “shut down”! So I thought that ...

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Transgender kids: ‘Everyone was calling me Sebastian, but I knew I was a girl’

Camille is six. Today she is wearing a dress patterned with strawberries and a pink zip-up sweatshirt with Dance printed across the front in sparkly sequins. Her fingernails are painted alternately pink and blue. She likes playing with Barbies. Her favourite Disney heroines are Elsa from Frozen and Ariel from ...

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Does Menopause Really Cause Weight Gain?

For many women going through menopause, weight gain can be incredibly frustrating. No matter how many salads they eat or walks they take, the number on the scale keeps creeping upward. What is it about a woman’s changing metabolism that increases her tendency to put on weight? Is it ...

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Clinical Review: Breast Development in Trans Women Receiving Cross-Sex Hormones

Published online 16 December 2015

Abstract

Introduction

In trans women (male-to-female transsexual persons), cross-sex hormone therapy is administered to induce feminization. Breast development is an important part of feminization for most trans women.

Aim

The aim of this study is to assess the effect of cross-sex hormone therapy on breast ...

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5 rules for taking creative criticism

This rings many bells for me, after taking many months writing a book I desperately need honest criticism about it for it to be even better. So please, give me feedback?

Rule 1

Us creatives can be pretty delicate when it comes to our work and ideas. If we’re ...

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Clearing out damaged cells in mice extends lifespan by up to 35 percent

Date Tags life

As we age, cells within our bodies can become damaged. As a way of helping prevent cancers developing, a biological mechanism called cellular senescence stops these damaged cells from dividing. Researchers at Mayo Clinic have now shown that clearing these senescent cells from the body of mice can improve health ...

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Dangerous bacteria molecules discovered in processed foods

Date Tags food / diet

Everyone knows that processed foods aren’t exactly good for the human body, but a new study by researchers at the University of Leicester has shed more light on exactly why that’s the case. The scientists have detected dangerous molecules called pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs), which are linked to ...

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Charing Cross GRS Waiting Lists - 2015

December

Updated information about the waiting lists for genital surgery at Charing Cross have been published. Please note that this is statistics for the surgical team at Charing Cross, regardless of which GIC the patient has been referred from. Also it is not currently possible to get information about waiting ...

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Government Trans Equality Report; Much to Cheer But Timid in Parts

Sarah Brown’s Blog, UK
Posted on 14 January, 2016

This morning, the government’s Women and Equalities Committee released its first report on transgender equality, detailing its recommendations. They fall into a few broad areas:

  • Reform of the 2004 Gender Recognition Act
  • Reform of the 2010 Equality Act
  • Reform ...
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New Surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital

Published - 2015-12-08

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (who provide vaginoplasty, vulvoplasty and related GRS at Charing Cross hospital) have confirmed a new surgeon, Roland Moorley, will begin seeing patients later this month. They have also confirmed that they will shortly be transferring additional patients to Parkside Hospital. These changes are ...

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Primary Care responsibilities in relation to the prescribing and monitoring of hormone therapy for patients undergoing or having undergone Gender dysphoria treatments

Originally Published - 2014-03-26

This NHS Specialised Services Circular is intended to provide clarity to GPs on the roles and responsibilities of specialist providers within the gender dysphoria care pathway, and to encourage collaboration between GPs and specialists in the delivery of care for trans and gender-variant people.

This may be ...

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Focus on transgender equality highlights poor experience of trans people in daily lives

Information from Will Huxter, NHS England.

The Chair of the NHS England Gender Identity Task and Finish Group reflects on a new top-level report on transgender issues:

Welcome to my latest blog on gender identity services.

I want to say something about the report of the Women and Equalities Select ...

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Transgender Equality

This is the report of the ‘House of Commons - Women and Equalities Committee’ their ‘First Report of Session 2015–16’ which was published on January 14, 2016 which has some very interesting conclusions and recommendations. You can download it here - Transgender Equality

These are some of the conclusions that I ...

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How to create an anti-aging skin care plan

Date Series Part 1 of Skin Care Tags skin care

Skin care in Your 40s and 50s

Wrinkle creams, eye serums, and other anti-aging skin care products can help diminish signs of aging. To create a truly effective anti-aging skin care plan, however, it helps to start with healthy skin care habits.

The benefits of healthy skin care habits include ...

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How to maximize results from anti-aging skin care products

Date Series Part 2 of Skin Care Tags skin care

How you use your anti-aging skin care products affects your results.

To help patients get the best results from these products, dermatologists offer these tips.

  1. Start with one product - Using several anti-aging products at the same time can irritate your skin. When you irritate your skin, signs of aging become ...
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Face washing 101 & Dry Skin

Date Series Part 3 of Skin Care Tags skin care

How you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance. Follow these tips from dermatologists to help you keep your face looking healthy.

  1. Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that does not contain alcohol.
  2. Wet your face with lukewarm water and use your fingertips to apply cleanser. Using a ...
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Herbal Hormones 2016 Version 1.0

Its finally here, and here are the factoids -

757 hours in the writing, 636 pages, 14 chapters, 1 appendix, 4 indexes, 1 bibliography, 1 glossary, 1597 citations, and still only 3.3 mbs in size!

It has a “README FIRST” chapter giving very basic information about each herb, and links ...

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Gender dysphoria and reassignment

By Professor Kevan Wylie on the 1 August 2009.

ABSTRACT

Gender dysphoria is a rare clinical condition that may present to the physician, requiring recognition and appropriate support. Clinical pathways have now been clarified and there are a number of interventions that can be affirmative and supportive for patients who ...

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A review of access to NHS gender reassignment services - (England only)

Updated version – November 2011

Introduction

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) has prepared this review in response to concerns expressed by trans advocacy groups and individuals that they experience particular difficulties accessing NHS gender reassignment services. The NHS is subject to the public sector equality duty and to ...

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Silicone Breast Implant Safety and Efficacy

Overview

A great deal of safety research combined with more than 40 years of clinical experience has proven the efficacy and relative safety of silicone gel breast implants. Aside from the unique adverse effect of capsular contracture, the complication rate of silicone implant surgery approaches that of any clean elective ...

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Common myths about gender identity and intersex

Date Tags myths

There are a number of myths that exist about gender identity and intersex. The following information aims to ‘de-bunk’ some of these myths. This is from Australia and so some of the myths just relate to them, specifically number 6, whereas in the UK this can be done after you ...

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Silicone Breast Implants Still Lack Proof of Safety

Good evidence on the safety of silicone gel breast implants is still lacking almost 10 years after they were reintroduced to the U.S. market, researchers reported November 9 online in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Owing to the flaws and inconsistencies among the studies reviewed, further investigation is required to ...

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Data Protection Act 1998

Date Tags series / law

series: Gender legislation

Details

Document originally published by Parliament of the United Kingdom

Original Publication: July 1998

Full text at legislation.gov.uk

An Act to make new provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals, including the obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information ...

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