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    [–] Yeeouch! My Nipples! drewiepoodle 7 points ago * (lasted edited 5 hours ago) in MtF

    Oh well, time to add you to r/TransTitsTimelines Ha! You already are! Congrats!!!!!

    [–] Republican candidate publicly insults 7-year-old trans boy & accuses his mom of ‘mutilation’ drewiepoodle 1 points ago in politics

    That’s ok, I’m trans and half the fucking time I dont get it either. The best explanation I can give you is that I know for a fact that I’m not male. My presentation is uber femme, because I want people to see me as a female, not male or androgynous. Buy mentally? I dont think I’m either male or female, I’m kinda inbetweeny. And I hate the male body, too many thing about it trigger my dysphoria, so I’m getting them fixed. I’be shaved my madam’s apple down, installing a new vagina soon, having breast augmentation, voice feminization, and possibly facial feminization.

    I wish I didnt need them tho. I wouldnt wish this on my own worst enemy. It suuuuuuuuuucks being trans.

    [–] Republican candidate publicly insults 7-year-old trans boy & accuses his mom of ‘mutilation’ drewiepoodle 1 points ago in politics

    Lol, you must learn to read ALL the words, darling. Or did we not get past reading comprehension? I really must address the so-called “education” you claim to have had. Well, I guess you can lead an ass to water, but you cant make him drink.

    [–] Republican candidate publicly insults 7-year-old trans boy & accuses his mom of ‘mutilation’ drewiepoodle 3 points ago in politics

    Last I checked, I’m the only one posting links to scientific studies to back me up. You’re the one denying science to support your bigoted transphobic opinions.

    [–] Republican candidate publicly insults 7-year-old trans boy & accuses his mom of ‘mutilation’ drewiepoodle 7 points ago in politics

    Are you really going to make me post this again! If we're supported in our transition, suicide rates actually go down:

    • Russell, et al., 2018: "For transgender youth who choose a name different from the one given at birth, use of their chosen name in multiple contexts affirms their gender identity and reduces mental health risks known to be high in this group."

    • Perez-Brumer, 2017: "These findings suggest that interventions that address depression and school-based victimization could decrease gender identity-based disparities in suicidal ideation."

    • Trans Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Study, 2012: "Suicidal ideation and actual attempts reduced after transition, with 63% thinking about or attempting suicide more before they transitioned and only 3% thinking about or attempting suicide more post-transition. 7% found that this increased during transition, which has implications for the support provided to those undergoing these processes (N=316)."

    • Murad, et al., 2010: "significant decrease in suicidality post-treatment. The average reduction was from 30 percent pretreatment to 8 percent post treatment. ... A meta-analysis of 28 studies showed that 78 percent of transgender people had improved psychological functioning after treatment."

    • De Cuypere, et al., 2006: Rate of suicide attempts dropped dramatically from 29.3 percent to 5.1 percent after receiving medical and surgical treatment among Dutch patients treated from 1986-2001.

    • Lawrence, 2003 surveyed post-op trans folk: "Participants reported overwhelmingly that they were happy with their SRS results and that SRS had greatly improved the quality of their lives. None reported outright regret and only a few expressed even occasional regret."

    • Smith Y, 2005: Participants improved on 13 out of 14 mental health measures after receiving treatments.

    • Kuiper, Cohen-Kettenis, 1988: “In a cross-sectional study of 141 transgender patients, Kuiper and Cohen-Kittenis found that after medical intervention and treatments, suicide fell from 19 percent to zero percent in transgender men and from 24 percent to 6 percent in transgender women.)”

    • Gender confirmation surgery improves transgender people’s lives, research confirms

    [–] Republican candidate publicly insults 7-year-old trans boy & accuses his mom of ‘mutilation’ drewiepoodle 13 points ago in politics

    Sweetie, do you know how many times I’ve had to answer to the same stupid comments? I dont even have to change anything, because transphobes arent very original.

    [–] Republican candidate publicly insults 7-year-old trans boy & accuses his mom of ‘mutilation’ drewiepoodle 13 points ago in politics

    Person 1:- Here’s the official position of the medical organizations that oversee mental health that gender dysphoria is not a mental disorder.

    Person 2:- Well that doesnt fit with what Fox News said so you must be wrong.

    [–] Republican candidate publicly insults 7-year-old trans boy & accuses his mom of ‘mutilation’ drewiepoodle 1 points ago in politics

    The medical consensus is that gender identity includes a major biological component. We have no idea what the details are (a gene, multiple genes, etc?) -- but we have pretty strong data that it's something durable and biological.

    Trans people have the strong feeling, often from childhood onwards, of having been born the wrong sex. The possible psycho-genie or biological aetiology of transsexuality has been the subject of debate for many years.

    Some brain studies do show differences associated with gender identity rather than with external body parts - One study showed that the volume of the central subdivision of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BSTc), a brain area that is essential for sexual behavior, is larger in men than in women. A female-sized BSTc was found in male-to-female transsexuals. The size of the BSTc was not influenced by sex hormones in adulthood and was independent of sexual orientation. However, none of these studies are good enough to be use to actually diagnose a person.

    The study was one of the first to show a female brain structure in genetically male transsexuals and supports the hypothesis that gender identity develops as a result of an interaction between the developing brain and sex hormones.

    One researcher believes that it is due to intersex conditions within the trans person's brain

    Also, the attempts by the medical establishment to surgically change body parts of intersex children based on what seemed easiest surgically was not always in line with the person's actual gender. The thinking back then(and even today) was that gender identity was not biological. When the data was carefully collected, a majority of kids treated this way have the predicted gender identity that goes with their chromosomes .. not with their surgically created body parts or with their upbringing. That is, we cannot change the gender identity someone already has innately.

    Twin studies show that identical twins are more likely to both be transgender than fraternal twins.

    A minority of people have gender identity clearly influenced by intra-uterine exposure to androgens (male hormones).

    [–] Republican candidate publicly insults 7-year-old trans boy & accuses his mom of ‘mutilation’ drewiepoodle 6 points ago in politics

    Oh trust me, some of us know from a very young age. Yes, some gender non-conforming kids grow out of it, and for those that do, they can detransition, and/or stop the treatment of hormone blockers and puberty of the gender they were assigned at birth is allowed to proceed.

    A study found that a clinical protocol of a multidisciplinary team with mental health professionals, physicians, and surgeons, including puberty suppression, followed by cross-sex hormones and gender reassignment surgery, provides gender dysphoric youth who seek gender reassignment from early puberty on, the opportunity to develop into well-functioning young adults.

    Furthermore, a study with 32 transgender children, ages 5 to 12, indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity or pretense. The study is one of the first to explore gender identity in transgender children using implicit measures that operate outside conscious awareness and are, therefore, less susceptible to modification than self-report measures.

    Pausing Puberty with Hormone Blockers May Help Transgender Kids

    Another study shows that socially transitioned transgender children who are supported in their gender identity have developmentally normative levels of depression and only minimal elevations in anxiety, suggesting that psychopathology is not inevitable within this group. Especially striking is the comparison with reports of children with GID; socially transitioned transgender children have notably lower rates of internalizing psychopathology than previously reported among children with GID living as the gender that they were assigned at birth.

    A recent study showed that transgender children who socially transition early are comparable to cis-gender children in measures of mental health.

    We will soon have more data as the largest ever study of transgender teenagers is set to kick off.

    [–] Republican candidate publicly insults 7-year-old trans boy & accuses his mom of ‘mutilation’ drewiepoodle 7 points ago in politics

    Do you even science? Biology doesn’t work that way. Biological phenomena don’t necessarily fit into human-ordained binary categories. So while humans insist that you’re either male or female – that you have either XY or XX sex chromosomes – biology begs to differ.

    Divergence from the normal number of X and Y chromosomes, called sex chromosome aneuploidy (SCA), accounts for approximately half of all chromosomal anomalies in humans, with a total frequency of 1:400 (Passarge, 1995). Aneuploidy occurs in at least 5% of all pregnancies, which is a relatively high frequency, and is the most commonly recognized chromosome abnormality in humans (Hassold and Hunt, 2001). Below are some examples:

    Turner Syndrome: This disorder, also referred to as monosomy X (45X), occurs only in girls and women when the X chromosome is totally or partially missing. Although 45X is a frequent chromosomal anomaly, Turner syndrome is rare, with a live-birth frequency of 1:3,000 (Hook and Warburton, 1983). Affected individuals experience abnormal growth patterns, heart defects, and certain learning disabilities; they are short in stature; generally lack prominent female secondary sexual characteristics; and are sterile—features that in some individuals lead to social adjustment problems (The Mayo Clinic, 2016c).

    XXX Females: Women with three X chromosomes (47XXX), referred to as Triple X syndrome, or trisomy X, experience normal development of sexual traits and are fertile. Affected individuals are usually taller than average and have slender builds and no severe phenotype, but may have a slight learning disorder (The Mayo Clinic, 2016b, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2016). The frequency of women obtaining an extra X chromosome is approximately 1:1,000.

    Klinefelter Syndrome: Klinefelter syndrome (47XXY or XY/XXY mosaic) is the most pervasive sex chromosomal anomaly (Klinefelter et al., 1942), affecting approximately 1 in 600 males (Nielsen and Wohlert, 1990). Males with Klinefelter syndrome carry two or more X chromosomes resulting in abnormal development of the testis, leading to hypogonadism and infertility (Bojesen et al., 2004). Affected males have incompletely developed secondary male sex characteristics, are often tall, have reductions in muscle mass, and produce relatively small amounts of T (The Mayo Clinic, 2016a).

    XYY Males: Men inheriting an additional Y chromosome have higher than average levels of T and are usually taller than average and are prone to acne. Affected males are typically fertile, and many are unaware that they have a chromosomal abnormality. The frequency of males born with an additional Y chromosome is approximately 1:1,000.

    [–] Republican candidate publicly insults 7-year-old trans boy & accuses his mom of ‘mutilation’ drewiepoodle 11 points ago in politics

    I’m kinda enjoying pointing out how wrong you are. Every single reputable organization that oversees trans health recommends transition as the proper course of treatment.

    American Medical Association
    Resolution: Removing Financial Barriers to Care for Transgender Patients (2008)
    An established body of medical research demonstrates the effectiveness and medical necessity of mental health care, hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery as forms of therapeutic treatment for many people diagnosed with GID… Therefore, be it RESOLVED, that the AMA supports public and private health insurance coverage for treatment of gender identity disorder. http://www.tgender.net/taw/ama_resolutions.pdf
    Resolution H-185.950: Removing Financial Barriers to Care for Transgender Patients (2008)
    Our AMA supports public and private health insurance coverage for treatment of gender identity disorder as recommended by the patient’s physician. (Res. 122; A-08)
    http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/PolicyFinder/policyfiles/HnE/H-185.950.HTM

    American Psychiatric Association
    Position Statement on Access to Care for Transgender and Gender Variant Individuals (2012)
    The American Psychiatric Association:
    1. Recognizes that appropriately evaluated transgender and gender variant individuals can benefit greatly from medical and surgical gender transition treatments.
    2. Advocates for removal of barriers to care and supports both public and private health insurance coverage for gender transition treatment.
    3. Opposes categorical exclusions of coverage for such medically necessary treatment when prescribed by a physician.

    www.psychiatry.org/File%20Library/Advocacy%20and%20Newsroom/Position%20Statements/ps2012_TransgenderCare.pdf
    Position Statement on Discrimination Against Transgender and Gender Variant Individuals (2012)
    Being transgender gender or variant implies no impairment in judgment, stability, reliability, or general social or vocational capabilities; however, these individuals often experience discrimination due to a lack of civil rights protections for their gender identity or expression… Thus, this position statement is relevant to the APA because discrimination and lack of equal civil rights is damaging to the mental health of transgender and gender variant individuals.

    The American Psychiatric Association:
    1. Supports laws that protect the civil rights of transgender and gender variant individuals.
    2. Urges the repeal of laws and policies that discriminate against transgender and gender variant individuals.
    3. Opposes all public and private discrimination against transgender and gender variant individuals in such areas as health care, employment, housing, public accommodation, education, and licensing.
    4. Declares that no burden of proof of such judgment, capacity, or reliability shall be placed upon these individuals greater than that imposed on any other persons. www.psychiatry.org/File%20Library/Advocacy%20and%20Newsroom/Position%20Statements/ps2012_TransgenderDiscrimination.pdf

    American Psychological Association Policy on Transgender, Gender Identity & Gender Expression Non-Discrimination (2008) As stated in the Policy on Transgender, Gender Identity & Gender Expression NonDiscrimination, the APA “opposes all public and private discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived gender identity and expression and urges the repeal of discriminatory laws and policies” and “calls upon psychologists in their professional roles to provide appropriate, nondiscriminatory treatment to transgender and gender variant individuals and encourages psychologists to take a leadership role in working against discrimination towards transgender and gender variant individuals.”

    The “APA recognizes the efficacy, benefit and medical necessity of gender transition treatments for appropriately evaluated individuals and calls upon public and private insurers to cover these medically necessary treatments.”
    http://www.apa.org/about/policy/transgender.aspx

    American Academy of Family Physicians
    Resolution No. 1004 (2012) In 2007, an AAFP Commission declared that the association has a policy opposing any form of patient discrimination and stated its opposition to the exclusion of transgender health care. In 2012, the organization released a new resolution: “RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) support efforts to require insurers to provide coverage for comprehensive care of [transgender] individuals including medical care, screening tests based on medical need rather than gender, mental health care, and, when medically necessary, gender reassignment surgery.” http://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/special_constituencies/2012RCAR_Advocacy.pdf

    American Academy of Physician Assistants
    Non-Discrimination Statement (Adopted 2000; amended 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008) “Physician assistants should not discriminate against classes or categories of patients in the delivery of needed health care. Such classes and categories include…gender identity.”

    American College of Nurse Midwives
    Transgender/Transsexual/Gender Variant Health Care (2012) The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) supports efforts to provide transgender, transsexual, and gender variant individuals with access to safe, comprehensive, culturally competent health care and therefore endorses the 2011 World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care

    Please see “Ethical Conduct for the Physician Assistant Profession” (Adopted 2000, amended 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008) and “Comprehensive Health Care Reform” (Adopted 2005 and amended 2010).

    National Association of Social Workers
    Transgender and Gender Identity Issues Policy Statement (2008) NASW supports the rights of all individuals to receive health insurance and other health coverage without discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and specifically without exclusion of services related to transgender or transsexual transition…in order to receive medical and mental health services through their primary care physician and the appropriate referrals to medical specialists, which may include hormone replacement therapy, surgical interventions, prosthetic devices, and other medical procedures.
    http://www.socialworkers.org/da/da2008/finalvoting/documents/Transgender%202nd%20round%20-%20Clean.pdf

    World Professional Association for Transgender Health
    Clarification on Medical Necessity of Treatment, Sex Reassignment, and Insurance Coverage in the U.S.A. (2008)
    WPATH found that decades of experience with the Standards of Care show gender transitions and related care to be accepted, good medical practice and effective treatment.
    In a 2008 clarification, WPATH stated:

    [S]ex reassignment, properly indicated and performed as provided by the Standards of Care, has proven to be beneficial and effective in the treatment of individuals with transsexualism, gender identity disorder, and/or gender dysphoria. Sex reassignment plays an undisputed role in contributing toward favorable outcomes, and comprises Real Life Experience, legal name and sex change on identity documents, as well as medically necessary hormone treatment, counseling, psychotherapy, and other medical procedures...

    The medical procedures attendant to sex reassignment are not ‘cosmetic’ or ‘elective’ or for the mere convenience of the patient. These reconstructive procedures are not optional in any meaningful sense, but are understood to be medically necessary for the treatment of the diagnosed condition. http://www.wpath.org/documents/Med%20Nec%20on%202008%20Letterhead.pdf

    [–] Republican candidate publicly insults 7-year-old trans boy & accuses his mom of ‘mutilation’ drewiepoodle 3 points ago in politics

    I said this in a reply to a comment in this thread, but I’ll repeat myself. The transgender community has a high rates of suicide attempts because of discrimination against us, not because we're trans.

    • Perez-Brumer, 2017: "Mediation analyses demonstrated that established psychosocial factors, including depression and school-based victimization, partly explained the association between gender identity and suicidal ideation."

    • Seelman, 2016: "Findings indicate relationships between denial of access to bathrooms and gender-appropriate campus housing and increased risk for suicidality, even after controlling for interpersonal victimization in college. "

    • Klein, Golub, 2016: "After controlling for age, race/ethnicity, sex assigned at birth, binary gender identity, income, education, and employment status, family rejection was associated with increased odds of both behaviors. Odds increased significantly with increasing levels of family rejection."

    • Miller, Grollman, 2015: "The results suggest that gender nonconforming trans people face more discrimination and, in turn, are more likely to engage in health‐harming behaviors than trans people who are gender conforming."

    If we're supported in our transition, suicide rates actually go down:

    • Russell, et al., 2018: "For transgender youth who choose a name different from the one given at birth, use of their chosen name in multiple contexts affirms their gender identity and reduces mental health risks known to be high in this group."

    • Perez-Brumer, 2017: "These findings suggest that interventions that address depression and school-based victimization could decrease gender identity-based disparities in suicidal ideation."

    • Trans Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Study, 2012: "Suicidal ideation and actual attempts reduced after transition, with 63% thinking about or attempting suicide more before they transitioned and only 3% thinking about or attempting suicide more post-transition. 7% found that this increased during transition, which has implications for the support provided to those undergoing these processes (N=316)."

    • Murad, et al., 2010: "significant decrease in suicidality post-treatment. The average reduction was from 30 percent pretreatment to 8 percent post treatment. ... A meta-analysis of 28 studies showed that 78 percent of transgender people had improved psychological functioning after treatment."

    • De Cuypere, et al., 2006: Rate of suicide attempts dropped dramatically from 29.3 percent to 5.1 percent after receiving medical and surgical treatment among Dutch patients treated from 1986-2001.

    • Lawrence, 2003 surveyed post-op trans folk: "Participants reported overwhelmingly that they were happy with their SRS results and that SRS had greatly improved the quality of their lives. None reported outright regret and only a few expressed even occasional regret."

    • Smith Y, 2005: Participants improved on 13 out of 14 mental health measures after receiving treatments.

    • Kuiper, Cohen-Kettenis, 1988: “In a cross-sectional study of 141 transgender patients, Kuiper and Cohen-Kittenis found that after medical intervention and treatments, suicide fell from 19 percent to zero percent in transgender men and from 24 percent to 6 percent in transgender women.)”

    • Gender confirmation surgery improves transgender people’s lives, research confirms