Assigning Gender at Birth

At birth, gender is currently classified as male or female – and this has been socially acceptable for many years. However, looking back through history, and listening to people’s stories today, we can clearly see that one’s gender – how they feel and how...

‘Conditional Love’ by Vivienne Eesha

Title: Unconditional Love: A Novel Based on True Events Author: Vivienne Eesha Publisher: AuthorHouse UK Release Date: 10 Dec. 2014 Pages: 461 pages This novel is based on true events of an effeminate boy named Aarav, who was sexually, physically, and emotionally...

Zucker again – Article for Guardian

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of the mythical fire, Kenneth Zucker rose again to promote his theories of multi-trajectory outcomes for transgender children. Although effectively dismissed from the Toronto CAHM in 2015 and expected to fade away into retirement,...

When I was young

When I was young (birth to 10-11) I had no issues with my appearance and I was comfortable. I had plenty of friends and I was a happy child. But from a young age I wanted long hair and I liked the dresses that girls got to wear as their school uniform. I was  friends...

VTE and Oestrogen

https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/gtg19vtehrt310511.pdf From the available evidence, the most convincing evidence relates to a greater risk in the 1st year of use than in subsequent years and a lack of continuing risk in those who have stopped...

Vaniqa

Vaniqa is otherwise known as eflornithine. It is a topical cream which has been licensed for use in the UK for the reduction of facial hair in women. It’s recommended use is only on the face and surrounding areas such as underside of the chin and upper neck. However...

Treating transgender children

One of the biggest current causes of worry for practitioners involved in transgender care, are the increasing numbers of children, adolescents and young people emerging as transgender, or gender diverse. Worry, because of the lack of resources available in the UK to...

Transgender Health

Like a huge and unwieldy behemoth, the NHS is finally trying to get its act together and negotiate its way around the plight of transgender patients. However services are already stretched to the limit, with waiting lists getting longer and demand higher. A recent...