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The conditions American psychiatrists place on transgender individuals--who really needs help here?

Only a few years ago did the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) remove “gender identity disorder” and relabel it as “gender dysphoria,” stripping it of its former status of a disorder. 342 more words



The Real Hedwig 

Thanks to the generosity of my friend Vicki Perlman (sometimes Alspector) the lovely Danusia and I went to see Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig And The Angry Inch last night at the Belasco Theater. 991 more words

6 months on T!

What’s up everyone! It’s my half-year mark for being on hormone-replacement-therapy (hrt), aka testosterone aka (in my case) Androgel. Woot woot. Very exciting. Here’s my update video. 16 more words

D.C. Instructs Insurance Companies to Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery

Mayor Vincent Gray of Washington D.C. announced that D.C. will now require insurance companies to provide full coverage to transgender residents, which includes gender reassignment surgery. 45 more words


Medical Tourism - Extremes, Ethics and Inequality

The first task of the doctor is … political: the struggle against disease must begin with a war against bad government.(Foucault, 1963: 33)
Medicinal tourism has raised complex moral inquiries, as far as the worthiness of specific manifestations of therapeutic medicine and through more…

Facing Mirrors: The Story of Eddie a Trans* Man in Iran

by Huma Munshi

Facing Mirrors (2011) is a Farsi film which tells the story of young trans man, Eddie, as he struggles to escape a family who are forcing him into marriage so that they may maintain their family ‘honour’. 854 more words

Huma Munshi

Medical Tourism and the New Asia - Numbers from Nowhere

With a consolidated piece of the pie approaching 90%, Thailand, India and Singapore are filling the twofold digit development rate of therapeutic fly out to Asia and making it the quickest developing industry in Asia today. 9 more words