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Mayo Clinic Now Offers Gender Reassignment Surgery

Mayo Clinic Now Offers Gender Reassignment Surgery

May 11, 2017

May 9, 2017 by The Associated Press

Mayo Clinic says its surgeons have performed the first gender reassignment surgery in Rochester.

Doctors helped Michael Keller of Rochester transition to Marisa Ann Bella in a nearly six-hour procedure. The 1980 Rochester Lourdes graduate was on eof the first patients to enroll in Mayo’s Transgender and intersex Specialty Care Clinic when it opened more than two years ago.

The Post-Bulletin says the 54-year-old Bella underwent hormonal therapy, facial feminization, and breast augmentation before having the reas... [more]

 
The Semicolon Tattoo

The Semicolon Tattoo

Nov 5, 2016

Editor (Pam) - this idea appeals to me on many levels. First and foremost, the idea of a semicolon as a metaphor for transition. Two parts of our lives, separate but related.

The other common thread is the idea of a semicolon as a promise that something else is next. I find this to be a very positive way to look at life even in the darkest or stressful times.

What is a semicolon tattoo?

Yes, these tattoos are SMALL, but the meaning of semicolon tattoos are huge…

In writing, the semicolon separates two thoughts but indicates the... [more]

 
Recovering Addicts Share How the World is Different Since Getting Sober

Recovering Addicts Share How the World is Different Since Getting Sober

Aug 8, 2016

Michelle Peterson - August 2016

My friend Jeff recently shared an important piece of wisdom about graduating from addiction treatment: “Life has not been what I expected it to be when I got out — in a very beautiful way.”

It’s true. When I was using, I couldn’t imagine ever being able to live a sober life. No drugs? Ever? It seemed impossible. And even if I did somehow manage to stop using, what was the point? Would all that hard work — detox, therapy, sobriety programs, meetings — even be worth a life without drugs?

In a word: Yes. Th... [more]

 
3  Challenges of Battling Addiction in the LGBTQA Community

3 Challenges of Battling Addiction in the LGBTQA Community

Jun 21, 2016

by Patricia Sarmiento - June 21, 2016

3 Challenges of Battling Addiction in the LGBTQA Community

If you or a loved one is a member of the LGBTQA community and is also battling addiction, you’re acutely aware of the challenges you face in achieving successful recovery. LGBTQA individuals face obstacles accessing basic human needs such as healthcare under normal circumstances.

Coupled with the stigma surrounding addiction, the challenges of finding the right treatment options suitable to address the unique psychosocial needs of the LGBTQA community... [more]

 
Cleaning up Blood

Cleaning up Blood (May 19, 2016)

-Jennifer Carron is a transgendered woman of 12 years. She is a Critical Incident and Immediate Intervention Counselor. She specializes in short term, focused interventions and obstacle planning for the transgendered, as well as conflict management and victimization risk assessment.

... [more]

"The Notion of No" (Apr 29, 2016)

-Jennifer Carron is a transgendered woman of 12 years. She is a Critical Incident and Immediate Intervention Counselor. She specializes in short term, focused interventions and obstacle planning for the transgendered, as well as conflict management and victimization risk assessment.
"The Noti... [more]

Public Health Corps

Public Health Corps (Apr 29, 2016)

(Editor/Pam - This organization is new to me, the links are legit and useful.)
The PublicHealthCorps team is working on expanding their site’s content collection in order to offer more resources that support the overall health and wellness of the LGBTQ community and provided the following l... [more]

U.S. Trans Survey

U.S. Trans Survey (Sep 16, 2015)

The following link will take you to the latest U.S Trans Survey documenting the present condition of U.S. transgenders.

What is the U.S. Trans Survey (USTS)?

The U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the new name of the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of ... [more]

The new girl in school: transgender surgery at 18

The new girl in school: transgender surgery at 18 (Jun 17, 2015)

seattletimes.com - By Anemona Hartocollis - The New York Times

In a cozy cottage decorated with butterflies to symbolize transformation, Katherine Boone was recovering in April from the operation that had changed her, in the most intimate part of her body, from a biological male into a female.

Glaad Media Reference (Transgender Terms Defined)

Glaad Media Reference (Transgender Terms Defined) (Mar 16, 2015)

glaad.org - GLAAD Media Reference Guide - Transgender Issues

UCLA's Williams Institute estimates there are 700,000 transgender people in the United States. But according to a 2013 Pew poll, only 8% of Americans say they personally know someone who is transgender - compared to 90% of A... [more]

TransYouth Project conducting groundbreaking study

TransYouth Project conducting groundbreaking study (Feb 20, 2015)

dailyuw.com - Kate Clark

"He is just confused." "She'll grow out of it." "It's a phase." "Just ignore it." These are common remarks from family members, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers to transgender youth.

Researchers finding biological basis for gender identity disorders

Researchers finding biological basis for gender identity disorders (Feb 14, 2015)

consumeraffairs.com - By Truman Lewis

Gender identity disorders have traditionally been treated as psychiatric problems but researchers at Boston University School of Medicine say there is increasing evidence of a biological basis for the condition.

Op-ed: Science Holds the Key to Transgender Equality

Op-ed: Science Holds the Key to Transgender Equality (Feb 11, 2015)

advocate.com - By Nicholas R. Eaton and Kristina Olson and Aidan Key

No one knows what percentage of the population is transgender, but it is likely less than 1 percent. Even still, transgender issues have risen to a place of prominence in public discourse of late. The news now regula... [more]

Desperately seeking Suezie: a transgender journey

Desperately seeking Suezie: a transgender journey (Feb 10, 2015)

myfoxtampabay.com - By: Dr. Joette Giovinco, FOX 13 Medical Reporter

Tampa (FOX 13) - You don't have to look far: Bruce Jenner's apparent transgender transformation fuels tabloids.

But he's not alone. Shows like Glee are tackling the medical condition.

Do... [more]

Here's how sex reassignment surgery works

Here's how sex reassignment surgery works (Feb 9, 2015)

washingtonpost.com - By Lenny Bernstein

In this excellent post, my colleague Steven Petrow advised that if you're wondering whether someone you know is transitioning from one gender to the other, it's best to "check your curiosity and hold your tongue." But we all have questions about... [more]

Referrals for young transgender people increase

Referrals for young transgender people increase (Feb 5, 2015)

bbc.co.uk - By Declan Harvey and Liam Smedley - Newsbeat reporters

The number of young people being referred to support services for help with transgender issues has gone up fivefold in four years, according to figures released to Newsbeat.

The Tavistock and Portman Cli... [more]

From brutes to butterflies: Inside Thailand's sex-change industry

From brutes to butterflies: Inside Thailand's sex-change industry (Feb 5, 2015)

nationmultimedia.com - Bill Bredesen - Deutsche Presse-Agentur

A relaxed attitude to gender roles and low-cost, high-quality surgery make the Kingdom the go-to destination for male-to-female transformation

As a plastic surgeon at Bangkok's Yanhee Hospital, Greechart Por... [more]

The avant-garde Dutch centre for transsexual teens

The avant-garde Dutch centre for transsexual teens (Feb 2, 2015)

west-info.eu - by Beatrice Credi

Transsexuality, gender incongruence and gender dysphoria: these are all different terms to describe one single concept: the feeling of not belonging to one's biological gender. It's a realisation that, even if many do discover it at an early age, is of... [more]

When Do Kids Know They're Transgender? Earlier Than You Might Think

When Do Kids Know They're Transgender? Earlier Than You Might Think (Jan 29, 2015)

kuow.org - By Posey Gruener & Marcie Killman & Kate O'Connell

When Kristina Olson, a psychology professor at the University of Washington, started looking into research on transgender children, she was surprised. It was thin at best.

Data from decades ago said that 80 p... [more]

Landmark study to track 'pioneer' generation of transgender children

Landmark study to track 'pioneer' generation of transgender children (Jan 29, 2015)

washington.edu - Deborah Bach

Marlo Mack's son was 3 years old when he told her very adamantly that he was not a boy, but a girl.

Unsure what to do, Mack went in search of answers. She found little information online, her pediatrician knew nothing about transgender chil... [more]

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