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Puberty blockers help make trans teens into happier young adults, study finds

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Transgender youth who take puberty-delaying hormone treatments are more likely to be happier when they fully transition, according to a new study.

The study found that starting on hormone replacements around age 14 resulted in better mental health for trans youth, and that they had an easier time transitioning into their lived and true gender identity later on.

“The first thing this study shows is that transgender young people, with appropriate treatment, can function at the same psychological level as the rest of the population,” Jenifer McGuire, co-author of the study, told BuzzFeed News. “They have the same distribution as everyone else when they’re treated properly.”

The Dutch study, which involved 22 transgender men and 33 transgender women, found that because of the early hormone treatment, the participants ultimately had no more emotional distress, anxiety, or issues with body image than their peers in the general population after they had transitioned. They also required less gender reassignment surgery, as physical characteristics that develop during puberty were suppressed.

Studies like this are so, so important because they add another layer of credibility to the work we already know is important. We know one of the ways to help trans youth become their true selves as happily and healthily as possible, and the research clearly shows that we should keep doing it. 

Islam is commonly portrayed to be encouraging of terrorism. Let me put a twist on this perspective. During the first Gulf War, the United States intentionally destroyed the Iraqi water supply and then denied the Iraqis the importation of materials needed to rebuild the supply and purify the water. Thousands of Iraqi civilians were subsequently deprived of clean water, and waterborne illnesses became epidemic. According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF reports, over 1 million Iraqi people have died as a result of contaminated water, and over half were children younger than five years old.

According to Islamic law, poisoning the water supply is considered terrorism and killing civilians and children in warfare is strictly prohibited.

Sumbul Ali-Karamali - The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing 

Something to consider this 9/11: those crying “terrorist” in our government are the terrorists.

(via theroguefeminist)

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dont-just-go-pink:

October is the awareness month for every single one of these!

Don’t just go pink!

SIGNAL BOOST!

Signal boost like there’s no tomorrow!

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We can raise awareness for the awarenesses!

We can do this!

I have celiac disease and this is the first time ive EVER seen it being supported besides the little groups of people who all have it. This actually means a lot because it isn’t just a joke or diet its legit. THIS IS WHY I FUCKING LOVE TUMBLR

i had selective mutism for 5 years in primary school. I didn’t know there was an awareness thing for it. I mean now i know i had that because of my anxiety though.

When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person

lifeoutsidethebinary:

Washington Post posted this amazing article yesterday in which they interview 18-year-old agender person on their gender, identity, dysphoria, coming-out, and life. Their mother also contributes a lot of her perspective, so this article might be a good resource for parents of non-binary people as well.

edwardspoonhands:

I honestly believe that other entertainment communities have these problems but don’t talk about them. I’m proud that when we find out someone is being completely disgusting, we don’t try to sweep it under the rug. We don’t let them back in to perform at the Grammies next year. We don’t pretend they’re too big to be packed up in a box and removed.

I’m not saying we couldn’t do a better job. But I’m proud of how the community has handled this. Particularly Laci, who is amazing.

Why does no one ever talk about Andromeda Tonks I mean she was a pure-blood Slytherin in the Black family and she still chose to marry a muggle born despite being disowned and then she raised one of the most badass witches in all of existence and joined the Order of the Phoenix and when her husband, daughter and son-in-law all died in the war, she stepped up and helped raise Teddy seriously that woman was a fucking hero.

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