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How Do Doctors, Patients Manage Side Effects of Gender-Affirming Care?

When Mel was first prescribed hormones in 2009, he wasn’t sure he planned to complete the transition to becoming a trans man. “My goal was to explore the gender spectrum through hormones. I wasn’t yet totally clear that I wanted to transition and make a full gender transition, but I…

Managing Menopause

For most women, menopause is a natural phenomenon that they experience during their 40s and 50s. But “natural” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s comfortable.  The process can cause a litany of symptoms, both temporary and long-term, like hot flashes, mood changes, weight gain, increased risk of osteoporosis and more. For this…

Testing Estrogen on Men with COVID-19

Will turning men into women save their lives? Of course, I am speaking facetiously. Doctors on the front line have noticed that women seem to survive COVID-19 better than men. A new report estimates that twice as many women survive as men. This has generated a debate among scientists: What…