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Gender-affirming care and social support can help trans youth thrive. Jonathan Kirn/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Transgender youth on puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormones have lower rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, a new study finds

A wealth of evidence supports the protective mental health effects of gender-affirming care, despite ongoing legislation that asserts otherwise.
It’s not for doctors, researchers or other commentators to decide whether the risks of menopausal hormone therapy outweigh the benefits for individual women. racorn/Shutterstock

Here’s what you need to know about menopausal hormone therapy and cancer risk

The use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) doubles the risk of breast cancer in menopausal women. But that doesn’t mean it has no place in alleviating moderate to severe symptoms of menopause.
Gender dysphoria is when a person’s subjectively felt gender is incongruent with her or his biological sex. Purple Sherbet Photography/Flickr

Children with gender dysphoria deserve better from the law

The legal steps they’re required to take for gender dysphoria treatment places an unnecessary burden on children and their families.

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