Apr 052016


Open Minded Health is temporarily going to a biweekly post schedule. That is, posts will go from once a week to once every two weeks.

This is for a few reasons. My second year of medical school is coming to an end. I begin prepping for the first, and biggest, of the board exams next week. And I’ll be going into my clinical years in June. The clinical year is one of the busiest years in medical education, only surpassed by residency (the “internship” of medicine).

Going to a biweekly update schedule means updates can still come at regular intervals. I will do my best to make the posts more in depth so the wait is worth it.

I’m also working on a full update to Trans 101. I’ll let you all know when that’s done.

Thank you for continuing to read Open Minded Health!


Trans 101 for Trans People


This is not your average transgender 101. I will not go over the basics of what gender and sex are. I will not define the word “transgender” here. There will be no gender unicorns here. If you’re looking for that, check out my Gender and Sexual Minorities 101 slides. This is a transgender 101 for trans people!

Transition can be complicated and confusing. Accurate and understandable information is rarely all in one place. There are a lot of “trans 101” articles out there for cis people, but not so many to help trans people through transition. This is my attempt to remedy that. It’s my attempt to pull together as many answers to as many questions as I can. I hope they’re helpful.

Just a friendly reminder — I am not your physician and cannot give medical advice on the internet. If you have questions or concerns about your health in particular, please do give your doctor a call. If you’re in the market for a doctor, please either contact your local trans organization or take a look through the lists that WPATH and GLMA maintain of trans-friendly providers.

This is a living document. I will continue to update it as I publish more parts and as I receive feedback from the community. Content will change over time.

This document was last updated on October 13, 2017.

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