July 15, 2019
Marisa Rivas, vessel for demons
People are relatively well-aware of transgenders, transsexuals, and trans-fats (all related) nowadays, but the slippery slope fast-sliding our society to Hell doesn’t stop.
Now there’s another trend: the inbetween. Some freaks are now purposefully aiming at androgyny.
They are turning themselves into Baphomet altars.
Marisa Rivas never felt comfortable living as a woman, but doesn’t identify as a man either.
Last year, Rivas, 30, a college admissions coordinator in Los Angeles, had a mastectomy. This year, Rivas started using gender-neutral “they” and “them” pronouns.
Freaks are running the show.
Then, at the end of June, Rivas went to the Los Angeles LGBT Center in West Hollywood to talk to a doctor about going on “low-dose” testosterone, known colloquially as “microdosing.” Rivas hopes to achieve a sharper jawline and a more androgynous physique without overtly masculine features like facial hair. The goal is an appearance that is not clearly male or female.
“I still want to be somewhere in the middle,” Rivas said.
Hormone microdosing is of growing interest to some nonbinary people like Rivas who want to masculinize or feminize their bodies in subtle ways. There is little research on the technique’s prevalence, but doctors who treat transgender and nonbinary people say the medical community should consider the needs of those who want to change their bodies without medically transitioning fully to the opposite gender.
“There’s this kind of assumption with transgender individuals that everyone should get surgery and everyone should get hormones to become as ‘male’ or ‘female’ as possible — and that’s simply not true,” said Dr. Tri Do, an internist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Nonbinary advocates are calling for a broader definition of medical transition as more Americans identify outside the gender binary. Fifty-six percent of “Generation Zers” — those born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s — report knowing someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns. And more than a third of almost 28,000 adult respondents to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, the largest survey devoted to the experiences of trans people, reported that they were nonbinary or genderqueer.
Do, who has been treating transgender patients since 2001, said he starts all his patients on lower hormone dosages to give them time to adjust and to find a comfortable dose. Low doses have the same effects as higher ones, but it takes longer for those effects — bulky muscles and facial hair in the case of testosterone and increased body fat in the case of estrogen — to develop. The results of a particular dose can vary greatly by person due to genetics, he said, and patients often ask to switch to higher or lower doses as they see changes to their bodies — or, in rare cases, may choose to stop taking hormones entirely.
For Rivas, the appeal is simple: a sense of control.
“The thing about microdosing is that it’s such a little bit at a time that if it’s not something I like doing, I can always stop taking it,” said Rivas, who learned about microdosing through an essay published on Vice in April. “And if it’s something that I feel like at some point I may need more of, then that’s an option.”
Marisa Rivas and “their” wife
Micah Rajunov, 33, editor of the book “Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity,” began transitioning in 2010, before ever hearing the word “nonbinary.” Back then, Rajunov, a doctoral student at Boston University, had little understanding of what it meant to be transgender but didn’t see themselves as male or female.
After having a mastectomy in 2011, Rajunov watched a few YouTube videos made by people who were on low-dose testosterone, and decided to give it a try.
Rajunov described the journey to finding the right testosterone dose as “turbulent.” Rajunov’s physician was unsure what dosage to put them on, and prescribed a higher amount than Rajunov expected. Rajunov liked some of the effects — including a deeper voice — but didn’t like the growth of facial hair.
William Crook, 32, who is nonbinary and lives in Phoenix, takes a standard dose of estrogen pills daily but is not taking drugs to block natural testosterone production, which Crook feared would diminish sexual function.
Crook, a bank employee, started estrogen in early March, and began noticing changes within a month. Crook’s skin grew softer and small breasts appeared on Crook’s once-flat torso.
Crook is more confident now and has no desire for surgery.
“I personally much prefer the feel and the experience of this way of doing it,” Crook said, “because it’s just giving my body this chemical that it didn’t produce enough of on its own.”
While the medical community’s understanding of trans and nonbinary people has evolved, most primary care physicians in the United States are still not trained on how to treat them, said Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, director of the National LGBT Health Education Center, which educates health care organizations on how to care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.
The medical community’s understanding of trans and nonbinary people hasn’t evolved. What’s happened is that the medical community is accepting what these freaks say to keep their careers.
This is a particular issue for nonbinary people who may not fit a doctor’s or insurance company’s understanding of gender. A nonbinary person who wants to go on hormones or have surgery may still be denied care because they do not present a desire to be clearly male or female, according to health professionals. The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey found that 31 percent of nonbinary respondents had experienced an issue with their insurance coverage for hormone therapy in the previous year, compared to 24 percent of the general transgender population.
Mere Abrams, 31, a licensed clinical social worker in Palm Desert, California, who identifies as transgender and nonbinary, underwent a mastectomy in 2015 and has been on low-dose testosterone since 2014. Abrams said their therapist had to write in referral letters to their surgeon that Abrams was masculine-identified, rather than nonbinary, so Abrams wouldn’t be denied treatment.
Abrams, who connects nonbinary people with health care providers through the website onlinegendercare.com, said many doctors don’t know how to work with this population because they are not included in the current international transgender treatment guidelines, known as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care.
Another reason why California should sink.
What’s up with all of these monsters occupying positions of authority? What kind of society allows this?
You can see the evil in their faces.
Truly a bullshit three-ring circus sideshow of freaks.