Even decades after these studies, information on HT is seriously muddied, and not much is still fully known or understood about the treatment. It's time to clear up the confusion and debunk the false reports surrounding its risks.
Learning how to be male in a hyper-gendered world is confusing, to say the least. Some of the basic life skills that boys learn -- bathroom etiquette, how to measure pants sizes, barbershop terminology -- are the subject of my Google searches.
Tests... the mere word conjures memories of long-ago school days, my number two lead pencil cracking under the pressure of my intensity. Fortunately for us, when it comes to testing for hormone levels, no pencil is needed, and you really can't fail!
I have a hard time understanding why the idea of estrogen use would be threatening to being a gay man, when in fact, personal identity is a delicate balance of choice, personal representation, and lived experiences.