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The Transgender Scientist

The Transgender Scientist


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Science applied to current transgender issues. Hosted by Thomas (Dana) Bevan, who holds a Ph.D. in biopsychology and has authored 3 books on trans science.

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Early in this century, neuroanatomists and neurophysiologists began to look for places and functions in the brain that were different in transgender people from non-transgender people. The results of their efforts indicate that there are... more

Transgender Transition: Breast Enhancement Surgery. This episode explains why transitioning transwomen go on hormone therapy and why breast enhancement surgery is often needed. Transwomen want to look like other women and wear... more

This episode provides a critical review of the recent by Lisa Littman of Brown University which claims that gender dysphoria originates in childhood trauma and can be triggered by information "contagion" from peers and the Internet in... more

Transgender history to the 1980s. This episode traces development of and advocacy for transgender demographic groups from the turn of the 20th Century to the 1980s. Advocacy organizations were built for three demographic... more

This episode tells you what you need to know to have effective and productive conversations with transgender people. As in conversations with other types of people, the intent is not to offend. But transgender people are different; so you... more

It is revealed that the idelogy of Ryan Anderson and Paul McHugh is heterogenderism. Real science regarding some of the topics of Anderson's book When Harry Became Sally are presented. Heterogenderism seeks to debase... more

How many transgender people are there? Until the year 2000 we only had estimates from medical clinics which grossly understated the population frequencies of being transgender, being transsexual and transgender genital... more

Previous podcasts provided information on the factors involved transgender causation. Transgwender emergence usually occurs in childhood. This podcast continues from childhood transgender emergence. What happens to these kids?... more

This episode provides information on the fourth factor in transgender causation--that o early childhood learning and transgender recognition. Most all children know the basics of the Western gender system including the two... more

Culture is the third factor in transgender causation. In earlier podcasts I described how genetic gender predisposition was formed based on two factors: genetics and epigenetics. In this podcast I describe why culture is the third factor in being... more