Can a Scan Reveal if you are Trans?

Earlier this week, findings presented at the European Society of Endocrinology’s annual meeting in Barcelona, revealed that a series of scans may show variations in the brain activity and structure of patients with gender dysphoria. The suggestions are that rather...

Where are all the older transmen?

Where are all the older transmen? Much is made in the media of the current crisis facing the mental health of some of our children, and rightly so. Self esteem is stated as being at an all time low, with social media and the non stop onslaught of always-on mobile...

Trans teenagers are buying drugs online

Once again we see discussions in the media of young people with gender dysphoria resorting to ‘DIY-ing’. This is a concept I had not come across before working with transgender patients. The idea that someone would ‘buy’ medicines off the black market to treat their...

Letter from a Patient

I am 61 years old this year. I have spent the last 55 years like this, not understanding for a great part of my life, who or what I am. It has been a life time of torturous battles, trying to conform to the image that looks back at me from the mirror, seeing a man,...
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