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Sep 20, 2018 12 tweets 7 min read
@anna_carlile 1/ Those are all topics that deserve research - indeed far more than most topics "leading researchers" like Zucker have wasted years on (eg "Are AMAB girls more attractive than male peers"), but there are several others too, that medics, especially, have neglected for too long… @anna_carlile 2/ such as:-
a) What Tanner stage of "male puberty" needs to be avoided to prevent hands & feet exceeding normal women's sizes, in those so predisposed?
b) Is there an intervention could stop the "female" restriction of height in AFAB boys?
Sep 20, 2018 5 tweets 4 min read
@MavenOfMayhem @makesweirdart 1/ May I, as a woman who was forced by the highly abusive psychiatrists of the UK NHS in the 1940/50/60s (their "treatment", if one tried to transition, was being locked in asylums & tortured with electro-convulsive shocks to wipe the mind), to "ride it out" until 21, add that… @MavenOfMayhem @makesweirdart 2/…the trauma, & many body changes are irrecoverable or need costly & very painful treatment to ease. The pain & regret from being denied help available elsewhere, from the totally lost childhood & teens, the tensions & stress in the family, which can easily destroy the…
Sep 15, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
@jazzrat2000 @princess_stef69 1/ Almost all research on trans children until very recently was intended to justify pretty baseless beliefs or protocols, & anthing counter those was deliberately not reported. Sometimes, as in the case of Benjamin, who treated adolescents in the 50/60s, out of fear of haters. @jazzrat2000 @princess_stef69 2/ Glaring, & continuing examples are those who for centuries fled hateful families & joined trans communities in 🇮🇳🇵🇰🇧🇩🇱🇰. So many of them obtained, in those pre-agonists, pre-hormones days, surgery in time to stop the wrong puberty📽️
Aug 16, 2018 10 tweets 10 min read
@TeamGender @FierceMum @MavenOfMayhem 1/ Obviously the research is still used as a reason to delay affirming children as their real gender, so it is highly relevant. Children weren't treated as purely binary back then either; but to provide agonists/hormones, or not is a binary decision. @TeamGender @FierceMum @MavenOfMayhem 2/ That no one needs needs to be dysphoric to be trans is an example of why "trans" is not relevant, & should not be used in deciding which children need agonist/HRT internevention at Tanner2. A kid not fearful of/hating the wrong puberty doesn't want that intervention.
Jul 28, 2018 11 tweets 7 min read
@uhh_kate @PollyLlwyn 1/ It wasn't quite like that. It was a series on the woman, who wasn't following the NHS pathway. The crew got her in to see the founder of CX GIC (who was my psych 1971-73), in order to make him look bad on national TV, knowing he rejected some classes of patients, including… @uhh_kate @PollyLlwyn 2/…those who like her who were involved in drag. He died shortly after.

He worked absolutely tirelessly for decades establishing a network of professionals who enabled a huge number (there being decades of backlog), often for free on the NHS, get where they needed to be, …
Jul 3, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
@upandoutcomic 1/ Thanks for asking this, because the answers illustrate wonderfully how there are so many #trans #diversities, often experienced with such intensity. @upandoutcomic 2/ My answer is like the stereotype few believe. Which is hard. And I remember it well too, which again few believe.

I was 2, & being pressed to "be a boy" for the 1st time, & not liking that. My dad & his mom were criticising me, & my mom for me not being "like a boy". It was…
Jun 11, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
May I lay before you trans women in 2nd cent AD Syria, in a validated Greek text? Theory has it their traditions dated back to at least 660BCE, & have been reflected until very recently right across to SE Asia, but were erased by xtianity to the west. For that SE Asia connection, the Kathoey of 🇻🇳🇰🇭🇹🇭 were Buddhist temple dancers, & the Kothi, Aravani, & Hijra of 🇮🇳🇵🇰🇧🇩 may have been too, before Hinduism, & Islam. Here's an 🇮🇳 Aravani dancer who had surgery at 10yo
May 26, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
1/ Transgender has never been considered a disorder; it has never been listed, & was coined to escape medical listing. #Transsexualism (the diagnosis for medical treatments to change body characteristics 🖼️, which most TG people don't want) & Gender Identity Disorder were… 2/… listed, wrongly as mental disorders. The later is rewritten as Gender Dysphoria, a diagnosis for counselling (which most TG people don't need). The proposal is to move them, in WHO #ICD, to a sexual health section, but some activists also want #transsexualism erased…