Tag Archives: Hormones

Medical Incompetence

I’m tempted to call this “medical abuse,” but honestly, I would prefer to think that it was simply a mistake made on my Doctor’s part, and so I shall refrain from going so far. The fact of the matter is that, … Continue reading

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Some More Thoughts on Gatekeeping

The truth is, whether you call it “Gender Dysphoria” or “Gender Idenitity Disorder,” I find the fact that my identity is considered to be a psychiatric condition somewhat degrading. However, I’m not sure whether it’s possible, in practice, to ever … Continue reading

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The Effects of Prolonged Exposure

It’s occurred to me that I have now been taking female hormones and androgen blockers for approximately six months (when one factors-in the hiatuses imposed by lack of funds in July and lack of scrip in September); for the past … Continue reading

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Aesthetic Considerations

So I mentioned that I had a follow-up meeting with my endocrinologist a few days ago, but I got sidetracked by discussions of sexual orientation (or lack thereof) and therefore failed to mention that the appointment concluded with her doubling … Continue reading

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Asexuality and Transgenderism

I had a check-up meeting with my endocrinologist this morning, now several months on the hormones. She measured my blood pressure, examined my development (such as it was) and asked me a series of questions. “How do you feel generally?” … Continue reading

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A Curious Effect

After having taken estrogen, progesterone and androgen blockers every day for two weeks now, I can’t help but notice an unexpected side-effect. That is to say, I think I may have achieved a state that can only be described as … Continue reading

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What Little Girls Are Made Of

Today I finally got my hormones about three months after I had planned to do so; too many arbitrary roadblocks. Apparently, my vitamin D levels are about a third of what they should be. I just took my first set … Continue reading

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