For Transgender People, a Massive New Resource

May 1, 2014 Full story: EDGE 12

Contributors to the new transgender reference book "Trans Bodies, Trans Selves," from left, Jack Pula, chairperson of the transgender committee of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists; Tiq Milan, a media strategist at GLAAD, and Cecilia Gentili As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon ... (more)

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Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#1 May 1, 2014
To my tranny friends, keep going!!!
Gordon

New York, NY

#2 May 1, 2014
StevenFL wrote:
To my tranny friends, keep going!!!
Get lost creep!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#3 May 1, 2014
Careful, Gordan1...your days are numbered.
humanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#5 May 2, 2014
No doubt that the mind drugs have also contributed to personality changes. The increase in homosexuality and transgender are side effects of the drugs.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#6 May 2, 2014
Oh Please! Are you that person who attributes anything Gay or Trans to vaccines? We've argued enough! You never did explain the existence of transgenderism prior to the existence of vaccines. Jesus does, in Matthew 19:12, as" Those who make themselves eunuchs"! The Hijra of India have a documented existence before the Christian era.
Regards, Terri
humanSpirit wrote:
No doubt that the mind drugs have also contributed to personality changes. The increase in homosexuality and transgender are side effects of the drugs.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#7 May 3, 2014
TerryE wrote:
Oh Please! Are you that person who attributes anything Gay or Trans to vaccines? We've argued enough! You never did explain the existence of transgenderism prior to the existence of vaccines. Jesus does, in Matthew 19:12, as" Those who make themselves eunuchs"! The Hijra of India have a documented existence before the Christian era.
Regards, Terri
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Mind drugs and vaccines are different drugs. No doubt that personality changes are prevalent including crimes, mass murder and gender changes and homosexuality are the result.
HumanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#8 May 7, 2014
Drugs on tap

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Snip:

and Prozac for all

Back in 2004, the Environment Agency first cautioned that Prozac was detectable in British drinking water, though the levels were thought to be at ‘very low concentrations'. Subsequently, the Agency asked manufacturers in May 2005 to monitor the water levels of Viagra and Prozac, worried that they could be harmful.

Fluoxetine hydrochloride was first introduced in 1988 by Eli Lilly and Company, and marketed under the trade name Prozac. Since the patent expired in 2000, the compound has been marketed in the UK by a number of other companies. In 2004, UK doctors issued more than five million prescriptions for fluoxetine - equating to around 4.1 tonnes of the compound. Research suggests that once fluoxetine is in the environment it is not easily broken down.

In the US, meanwhile, a five-month investigation by the Associated Press in 2008 found that the drinking water in many major cities contains a variety of prescription medicines in low concentrations. The drugs include sex hormones, antibiotics, mood stabilisers and anticonvulsants.

The British water industry's scientific collaborative body, UK Water Industry Research, is currently investigating how it can cost-effectively remove oestrogens from sewage, via two pilot projects run by Thames Water and Severn Trent Water. It says it believes there is an ‘acceptably safe' level of oestrogen in river water that will not harm wildlife.

The pharmaceutical industry says it supports monitoring of environmental residue levels and likewise believes that they are safely well below any level that could harm human health. But how would it know? Ecotoxicity data is available for less than one per cent of human pharmaceuticals, according to estimates published in the journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology in April 2004. Nor do we know what the drug compounds do when they break down in the environment, during water treatment and inside our bodies.

Some scientists fear that they may become more toxic. We simply do not know what happens when lots of these chemicals combine; they may, for example, make new compounds whose toxicity is powerful but unknown. There are also significant concerns about the effects on humans of long-term exposure to multiple drug contaminants at low levels. Dr Johnson says:‘There is a need for a lot more research. However it is not currently fashionable. The public are concerned, but the research-funding agencies much less so. We don't have enough information to rule out whether it is an issue. The concentrations of chemotherapy drugs involved are the same as the levels of oestrogens that we know can cause problems in fish.'

In wildlife, the most documented problem is the feminisation of male fish living downstream of wastewater treatment plants. A February 2008 study in Chemical & Engineering News by Karen Kidd, a biology professor at the Canadian Rivers Institute, says:‘It doesn't take a lot of oestrogen to feminise male fish. If you can measure the oestrogen in the water, then that's enough to cause an effect, and we can measure it at very low parts per trillion'.

Furthermore, fish exposed to an antidepressant drug, venlafaxine (marketed as Effexor) startle less quickly and become easy prey, according to a study reported by Meghan McGee of Minnesota's St Cloud State University to the 2008 North America annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Similar research shows that antidepressants can impair a fish's ability to eat, to avoid being eaten - and perhaps to attract a mate.

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Monitoring water quality by the pharmaceutical industry is like the wolf guarding the sheep at night or the fox guarding the chicken pen.
HumanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#9 May 7, 2014
Sexuality changes.

Drugs on tap

http://www.theecologist.org/trial_investigati...

Snip:

and Prozac for all

Back in 2004, the Environment Agency first cautioned that Prozac was detectable in British drinking water, though the levels were thought to be at ‘very low concentrations'. Subsequently, the Agency asked manufacturers in May 2005 to monitor the water levels of Viagra and Prozac, worried that they could be harmful.
Fluoxetine hydrochloride was first introduced in 1988 by Eli Lilly and Company, and marketed under the trade name Prozac. Since the patent expired in 2000, the compound has been marketed in the UK by a number of other companies. In 2004, UK doctors issued more than five million prescriptions for fluoxetine - equating to around 4.1 tonnes of the compound. Research suggests that once fluoxetine is in the environment it is not easily broken down.

In the US, meanwhile, a five-month investigation by the Associated Press in 2008 found that the drinking water in many major cities contains a variety of prescription medicines in low concentrations. The drugs include sex hormones, antibiotics, mood stabilisers and anticonvulsants.

The British water industry's scientific collaborative body, UK Water Industry Research, is currently investigating how it can cost-effectively remove oestrogens from sewage, via two pilot projects run by Thames Water and Severn Trent Water. It says it believes there is an ‘acceptably safe' level of oestrogen in river water that will not harm wildlife.
The pharmaceutical industry says it supports monitoring of environmental residue levels and likewise believes that they are safely well below any level that could harm human health. But how would it know? Ecotoxicity data is available for less than one per cent of human pharmaceuticals, according to estimates published in the journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology in April 2004. Nor do we know what the drug compounds do when they break down in the environment, during water treatment and inside our bodies.

Some scientists fear that they may become more toxic. We simply do not know what happens when lots of these chemicals combine; they may, for example, make new compounds whose toxicity is powerful but unknown. There are also significant concerns about the effects on humans of long-term exposure to multiple drug contaminants at low levels. Dr Johnson says:‘There is a need for a lot more research. However it is not currently fashionable. The public are concerned, but the research-funding agencies much less so. We don't have enough information to rule out whether it is an issue. The concentrations of chemotherapy drugs involved are the same as the levels of oestrogens that we know can cause problems in fish.'

In wildlife, the most documented problem is the feminisation of male fish living downstream of wastewater treatment plants. A February 2008 study in Chemical & Engineering News by Karen Kidd, a biology professor at the Canadian Rivers Institute, says:‘It doesn't take a lot of oestrogen to feminise male fish. If you can measure the oestrogen in the water, then that's enough to cause an effect, and we can measure it at very low parts per trillion'.

Furthermore, fish exposed to an antidepressant drug, venlafaxine (marketed as Effexor) startle less quickly and become easy prey, according to a study reported by Meghan McGee of Minnesota's St Cloud State University to the 2008 North America annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Similar research shows that antidepressants can impair a fish's ability to eat, to avoid being eaten - and perhaps to attract a mate.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#10 May 7, 2014
You're taking a pound of facts and making a truckload of results from them. What you say about fish and marine life is true! However, it doesn't necessarily hold true for humans. For instance, our bodies produce both hormones (Testosterone, androgen and Estrogen) which is one of the reasons why we have a wide range of "gender Behaviors" within one gender (Masculine Females to very Feminine females and Masculine Men to feminine men) And it's always been this way. This is not a new thing. It may be a little more tolerated today, so many are willing to risk the exposure, who wouldn't have in the past. It's very hard to say if there's more today or in the past.
It's generally thought that Transexuals are caused by a hormone "shower" in the mother's womb at a critical time. Extreme stress causes the mother to over produce estrogen and this floods the fetus producing a feminization of the developing brain. Post mortems of Transexuals have shown that certain brain structures are alike with those of females. I hope this helps.
Regards, Terri
humanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#11 May 7, 2014
TerryE wrote:
You're taking a pound of facts and making a truckload of results from them. What you say about fish and marine life is true! However, it doesn't necessarily hold true for humans. For instance, our bodies produce both hormones (Testosterone, androgen and Estrogen) which is one of the reasons why we have a wide range of "gender Behaviors" within one gender (Masculine Females to very Feminine females and Masculine Men to feminine men) And it's always been this way. This is not a new thing. It may be a little more tolerated today, so many are willing to risk the exposure, who wouldn't have in the past. It's very hard to say if there's more today or in the past.
It's generally thought that Transexuals are caused by a hormone "shower" in the mother's womb at a critical time. Extreme stress causes the mother to over produce estrogen and this floods the fetus producing a feminization of the developing brain. Post mortems of Transexuals have shown that certain brain structures are alike with those of females. I hope this helps.
Regards, Terri
Dating back to 2008 on a Harry Horton post ( http://m.topix.com/forum/med/psychiatry/TDTB9... ) still being run on the forum (on page 1)(look at the first couple post today in psychiatry ).......was the discussion with Yada concerning Reglan (mind drug), hormones causing lactosion with the breast and the pituitary gland with cancer of my girlfriend. The interest is in the hormones causing breasts lactosing and the pointing to the pituitary gland proved to be the Reglan. Hormones showering the fetus and causing "various changes" is exceptable and good reasoning however I would have difficulty in excepting that hormones acted by themselves considering the Mind drugs and Reglan.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#12 May 9, 2014
First Off, don't blame me for the judgements. I didn't make them! We're having a polite discussion and there's no need for merely because we may disagree on a few points. Next, I went to mr Horton's posts and I found them to be so far over my head that I won't even pretend that I had a idea what he was discussing. Too advanced for my little brain. However, Try to get a proportional view of this. We know that these chemicals cause gender problems in fish and it's likely that they do in humans too. But How much? We also know that Transexualism existed prior to the existence of these compounds. So how much of the problem is attributable to these modern chemicals and what proportion is attributable to the older, classic causes. Bearing in mind that there are no ocurrences in clusters as are usually seen with environmental outbreaks. Also, It is usually a single child among three or four normal siblings. This can go so far as 1 twin out of two. I only know of one case of a brother and sister both being Transexuals. Two Transexuals in a family (Siblings) is quite rare.
Regards, Terri
humanSpirit wrote:
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Dating back to 2008 on a Harry Horton post ( http://m.topix.com/forum/med/psychiatry/TDTB9... ) still being run on the forum (on page 1)(look at the first couple post today in psychiatry ).......was the discussion with Yada concerning Reglan (mind drug), hormones causing lactosion with the breast and the pituitary gland with cancer of my girlfriend. The interest is in the hormones causing breasts lactosing and the pointing to the pituitary gland proved to be the Reglan. Hormones showering the fetus and causing "various changes" is exceptable and good reasoning however I would have difficulty in excepting that hormones acted by themselves considering the Mind drugs and Reglan.
HumanSpirit

Mayo, FL

#13 May 13, 2014
TerryE wrote:
First Off, don't blame me for the judgements. I didn't make them! We're having a polite discussion and there's no need for merely because we may disagree on a few points. Next, I went to mr Horton's posts and I found them to be so far over my head that I won't even pretend that I had a idea what he was discussing. Too advanced for my little brain. However, Try to get a proportional view of this. We know that these chemicals cause gender problems in fish and it's likely that they do in humans too. But How much? We also know that Transexualism existed prior to the existence of these compounds. So how much of the problem is attributable to these modern chemicals and what proportion is attributable to the older, classic causes. Bearing in mind that there are no ocurrences in clusters as are usually seen with environmental outbreaks. Also, It is usually a single child among three or four normal siblings. This can go so far as 1 twin out of two. I only know of one case of a brother and sister both being Transexuals. Two Transexuals in a family (Siblings) is quite rare.
Regards, Terri
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Tip of the hat to you... Terri;

IMO: There is no doubt that chemistry is "the" factor from the days of old till today. Transsexual and homosexual behavior has been around since day one and probably was geographically induced by natural chemistry creating ENDOCRINE DISORDERS in those days. Chemistry "cause and effect" is more prevalent today considering transportation issues and medical products.

Facts point that homosexual behavior has increased since 1989 (Prozac) along with other mind drugs entering the market place. Thereafter: The military excepted the problem of increased homosexual behavior in ranks as a result of the allowance of mind drugs in the military. Before the military, the Mental Health Industry reversed decision on homosexuality when the facts of mind drugs and behavior became known and the issues would have created problems for the their professions. The church was also a problem in the changing behavior of the society and the financial well being of the Pharmaceutical and Mental Health Industry had a hold on Wall Street. The law was also on their side . I assume that Transsexual behavior is in the same category with increased chemistry change.

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