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Women’s Health Initiative, defusing the fear of HRT

Women’s Health Initiative, defusing the fear of HRT

After the Women’s Health Initiative study of HRT released its findings in 2002, a backlash against all HRT set in and many women refused to use HRT at all from that point onwards. Many women came to suffer badly for it. Many doctors became reluctant to prescribe any HRT at all, or adequate or well…
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David Ebershoff’s novel “The Danish Girl” reissued

David Ebershoff’s novel “The Danish Girl” reissued

Australian independent book publisher Allen & Unwin has re-issued The Danish Girl, the novel based on the life of Lili Elbe née Einar Wegener and her wife, the painter Gerda Wegener, written by David Ebershoff and first released by Viking in the United States in 2000. Lili Elbe was the first well-known intersex person to…
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Opinion by Karin: Church brutality

What can be said in the face of this? I heard many rumours about this kind of thing going on in Western Australia for years, where many Irish Christian Brothers and Sisters of Mercy, and nuns from other orders, run boarding schools. My own mother was in the care of nuns, in another state. She…
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Karin: “Middle Sexes”, not all the same

Karin: “Middle Sexes”, not all the same

Intersex people are often represented as being all the same, or as slight variations on a uniform theme. So, too, are trans men and women. Likewise, the Hijras of India and Pakistan, or the Kathoey of Thailand, are depicted as being near-identical clones of each other. It’s a new form of an old trope –…
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