Hormonal changes that occur throughout a person's menstrual cycle can lead to a serotonin deficiency, which can cause intense mood swings.
Transition is often portrayed as a linear journey. But 3 trans people, who spoke to Insider, said they go on and off hormones as they please.
Breast pain is normal to have throughout your menstrual cycle. Other causes include exercise, breastfeeding, cysts, or pregnancy.
Non-hormonal birth control includes copper IUDs, the barrier method, and sterilization. The effectiveness of non-hormonal methods varies.
SB-10, a bill that would ban medical care for trans youth, just passed through Alabama’s Senate Health Committee. It would make prescribing HRT or hormone blockers to trans people under 18 years old punishable with 10 years in prison. If passed, it would make Alabama the first US state to […]
Feminizing hormone therapy often involves taking estrogen and anti-androgen hormones, such as estradiol or spironolactone. By taking these hormones, you may be able to achieve more traditionally feminine characteristics, including breast growth, body fat redistribution, and less facial hair. To determine if feminizing hormone therapy is right for you, it’s […]
To boost dopamine, naturally, try exercise, meditation, yoga, and eating right. Certain supplements, like curcumin and magnesium, may increase dopamine levels, but more research is needed to fully understand these supplements’ effectiveness. People with chronic conditions, such as depression and Parkinson’s disease, that involve low dopamine levels may need medical […]
Workers at a Santa Monica Burger King went on strike this week after Angela Martinez Gómez, a transgender colleague of theirs, died from COVID-19, reported KTLA. One employee filed a complaint with the Los Angeles Department of Health about the health precautions at the location that might have led to […]
Night sweats can be caused by hormonal fluctuations or disorders, infection and fever, and side effects from medication. For example, many women will experience night sweats during menopause or perimenopause. Occasional night sweats aren’t cause for concern – but if they happen frequently or are accompanied by other unusual symptoms, […]
Acne is caused by excess oil production in your hair follicles, dead skin cells and bacteria in your pores, and an increase in hormonal activity. While some of these factors are influenced by genetics, there are also many unhealthy behaviours that can contribute to acne. This article was medically reviewed […]
HCG is a hormone almost exclusively produced during pregnancy, and plays an important role in sustaining an embryo until the placenta is formed. At-home pregnancy tests work by detecting hCG in the urine. HCG is produced in very minimal quantities in non-pregnant women and men and does not appear to […]
A new startup called YourChoice Therapeutics aims to bring the first hormone-free male and female birth control drug to market. The company debuted at a recent demo day hosted by Silicon Valley tech hub Y Combinator. Stacked with researchers from UC Berkeley, the startup has published several basic studies in […]
The US Food and Drug Administration barely regulates the cosmetics industry: just 11 ingredients are forbidden in cosmetic products in the US. In Europe, more than 1,300 compounds are barred. The retail chain Claire’s has come under fire – first in March and then again last week – after asbestos, […]
The love shared by two people is a wonderful thing and it can often prompt individuals to act differently than normal. Usually, acting silly because you’re in love is harmless but, sometimes it can be destructive. We spoke to a licensed psychotherapist for her insights into why love makes you […]
Birth control can make you gain weight due to ingredients such as estrogen and progestin. Contrary to popular belief, the weight you gain is often only temporary. Birth control can also make you lose control of your appetite. Throughout the years, there has been much talk surrounding the pros and […]
Researchers continue to study the ways that sex can affect your brain, because having sex is great for both your body and your mind. Aside from simply feeling good, having sex is great for your overall health and can have some seriously powerful benefits on your body and brain. From […]
Scientific research suggests our sexuality may be indicated in how our hands look. There is something called the 2D:4D ratio, which determines whether your hands are male-typical or female-typical. In general, women’s index and ring fingers are a similar length, while men have a greater difference between the two. But […]
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