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Disorders of penis development are on the rise and we’re not sure why

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The Conversation, 15/02/2019 By Mark Green and Andrew Pask In prenatal ultrasounds or at delivery, many new parents look between their baby’s legs: the presence of a penis is taken as a strong sign that it’s a boy. For humans and other animals, development of a penis was thought to be driven by “male hormones” (androgens) produced entirely by the testes of the male fetus...

Transgender women taking PrEP have lower levels of PrEP drugs than cisgender men

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aidsmap/nam, November 9th 2018 A study presented at October’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P) in Madrid shows that transgender women who are taking feminising hormones and also taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have levels of the PrEP drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine in their blood that are about 25% lower than those in cisgender men, and levels in rectal tissue cells...

First medical study on chest binding recently published

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The first medical study on chest binding transgender and non-binary people was published last year.  The researchers hope that the study will provide an initial roadmap for change, educating physicians on the benefits and impacts of binding and allowing those who bind to take charge of their health. They scoured peer-reviewed literature and information from health clinics, LGBTQ organizations...

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