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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Disorder Nobody Wants to Talk About

We received an email from Doctor Avery Jenkins, a chiropractic physician specializing in the treatment of people with chronic disorders.  Dr. Jenkins wanted to alert us to his blog, DocAltMed, and a post he did recently titled, The Disorder Nobody Wants To Talk About.

Dr. Avery's intentions are good and, while not "of the Community" as he puts it, he is an ally and has made it a point to make his practice transgender-affirming.

This particular post brings to front and center the Jim Collins Foundation's first grant in its mission to "provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries".  The grant, by the way, was awarded to Drew Lodi.

Dr. Avery notes that there are other TG related posts of interest on his blog.

1 comment:

  1. As good an explanation of gender dysphoria as any I've read, and he makes his points very clearly, and with understanding too.

    Some will baulk at GD being described as a 'disorder' when they might consider that it's just one of the possible normal states associated with human beings, like being gay, or musically talented, or particularly good at empathy.

    In the past I have tried to explain GD as a thing one suffered from. But the only real pain about it was not being able to transition, or the side-effects on those close to you if transition went ahead. A two-way gotcha with a vengeance, but a social pain not a physical one. I am not playing down GD in any way, but I simply could not equate my problem with the problem of someone who had no legs or terminal cancer.



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