Health, Science, Psychology
ColumbiaMissourian.com - By Rose Raymond
Columbia - Body image issues have long been a problem in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, but people have yet to fully realize the extent of it.
"Transgender is becoming a really hot topic on college campuses," Faughn said, adding that transgender individuals are a "growing population with increased visibility."
Faughn said that many of the body alterations that some transgender individuals desire to have, such as hormones, plastic surgery, and liposuction, are hard to get because of affordability.
DallasVoice.com - By John Wright - Staff Writer
Before endorsing a clinic that provides hormone therapy for transgender people, Maeve O’Connor wanted to do some quality control.
O’Connor, a steering committee member for Gender Education, Advocacy and Resources, or GEAR, said she was also one of the first patients at the group’s new clinic.
Although O’Connor had already been taking hormones for about five years, she switched medical providers to Dr. Jaime Vasquez and had her bloodwork done at the Nelson-Tebedo Health Resource Center.
Kun is now 28 years old. She is scheduled to undergo a male-to-female sexual operation on Valentine’s Day. Before reaching decision, Kun spent six years looking for information and seeking advice from different experts.
Today her story is considered a very rare case, because many teen Thai transvestites believe the earlier they get the operation, the more beautiful they will become.
As a result, a growing number of Thai transvestites undergo an operation of no return before coming of age.
Fosters.com - By Chloe Johnson - Staff Writer
Editor's note: This is one in an occasional series about transgender youth.
Puberty can be scary for many children, but doctors say it's absolutely terrifying for transgender youth.
"If they're not terrified of it, they're not trans," said Dr. Norman Spack, clinical director of the endocrine division of Children's Hospital in Boston.
The hospital opened a transgender clinic for children nearly a year ago, the first in the nation like it, according to Spack.
Less invasive hysterectomy okay for transsexuals (Dec 18, 2007)
New York (Reuters Health) - Total laparoscopic hysterectomy, a type of minimally invasive "key-hole" surgery, is suitable for removing the uterus in female-to-male transsexuals, according to a report in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Transsexuals are i... [more]
Gender identity and the chemical delay of puberty (Nov 18, 2007)
SFGate.com - Stephanie Brill, Herbert Schreier
A call for more clinics and treatment for children at an early stage in their growth
After agonizing for most of his 48 years over who he really was, Steven Stanton began the process of becoming a woman two years ago. Six t... [more]
Worm Study Points to Sexualitys Origins (Oct 26, 2007)
(HealthDay News) -- Sexual attraction is hard-wired into the brains of small worms called nematodes, say scientists who genetically manipulated some of the creatures to make them attracted to the same sex.
The finding might give some insight into sexual a... [more]
Health, social issues focus of transgender-youth conference (Oct 19, 2007)
FreeP.com - By Korie Wilkins - Free Press Staff Writer
Lance Hicks will be one of about 50 teenagers in Ferndale this weekend to talk about equality, activism and health issues as a part of one of the largest gatherings of transgender youth in the Midwest.
The 17-year-o... [more]
Study lifts lid on rampant meth abuse (Oct 9, 2007)
NYDailyNews.com - By Dan Gesslein
Valiere, a transgender dominatrix, couldn't control her crystal meth addiction, which fueled day-long binges of club hopping and sex.
She was finally forced to detox when it led to a health scare.
Valiere is a part of the... [more]
Criticism of a Gender Theory, and a Scientist Under Siege (Aug 21, 2007)
NYTimes.com - By Benedict Carey
In academic feuds, as in war, there is no telling how far people will go once the shooting starts.
Earlier this month, members of the International Academy of Sex Research, gathering for their annual meeting in Vancouver, informally discu... [more]
ASIA: No room for transgender people in HIV funding (Aug 21, 2007)
Colombo, (PlusNews) - In Asia, as in many parts of the world, men who have sex with men often hide their sexual preferences for fear of being harassed by police, ostracised by their families or discriminated against by their communities.
But transgender peo... [more]
Are sex change operations justified? (Aug 1, 2007)
News.BBC.co.uk - By Innes Bowen - Producer, Hecklers, BBC Radio 4
Many people who have been through sex change operations say it was the only solution to a distressing condition.
But a leading feminist campaigner claims that sex reassignment surgery is based on unscie... [more]
Battle of the Sexless (Jul 12, 2007)
CityPaper.net - by Ashlea Halpern
The plight of modern-day eunuchs, and why they come to Philadelphia
He could've filled three Pepsi cans. Maybe three and a half.
That's how much blood Talula estimates he lost the first time he tried to castrate himself.<... [more]
AJP.PsychiatryOnline.org - Faycal Mouaffak, M.D., Thierry Gallarda, M.D., Nicolas Baup, M.D., Jean-Pierre Olie, M.D. and Marie-Odile Krebs, M.D., P.h.D.
To The Editor: Gender identity disorder is a rare condition of atypical gender development in which there is a subjective perception... [more]
The Continuing Search for a Biological Basis of Gayness (Jun 20, 2007)
blog.Wired.com - By Brandon Keim
The search for a biological basis of homosexuality has come a long way from the "gay gene" searches of the early 1990's. And though research hasn't found simple causes, it has found enough physiological correlations -- hair whorls, finger lengths -- to... [more]
Transgenders show high awareness about HIV/AIDS: Survey (May 2, 2007)
IndiaENews.com - From correspondents in India
A huge majority of the transgender community in India is highly aware of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS and their prevention, says a survey by a Chennai-based NGO.
'Most of our sample population displayed very hi... [more]
JCEM.EndoJournals.org - Frank P. M. Kruijver, Jiang-Ning Zhou, Chris W. Pool, Michel A. Hofman, Louis J. G. Gooren and Dick F. Swaab
Transsexuals experience themselves as being of the opposite sex, despite having the biological characteristics of one sex. A crucial question re... [more]
The Funeral Goer: Are trans people disabled? (Nov 3, 2006)
Brianna Hersey jumps into a hot debate that is still splitting American activists
In 2003 I hopped in a van with some friends and drove to D.C. We were headed to the annual True Spirit Conference. The conference proved to be much more than I expected. According ... [more]
Testosterone Tumbling in American Males (Oct 27, 2006)
News.Yahoo.com - (HealthDay News)
The testosterone-fueled American male may be losing his punch.
Over the past two decades, levels of the sex hormone in U.S. men have been falling steadily, a new study finds.
For example, average total testosterone levels... [more]
HIV Campaign Targets Transsexuals (Oct 26, 2006)
365Gay.com - by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
(Jersey City, New Jersey) A special HIV/AIDS awareness campaign is being created to specially target transsexuals in the Jersey City area, across the river from Manhattan.
Transgender women represent a disproportionately high... [more]