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Lesbian Health

Lesbians have the greatest concentration of risk factors for this cancer of any subset of women in the world. Combine this with the fact that many lesbians over 40 do not get routine mammograms, do breast self-exams or have a clinical breast exam, and the cancer may not be diagnosed early when it is most curable. Lesbians have been shown …

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Breast Binding Safety

Breast Binding Safety

Layering, wrapping, compressing, binding is a process that many female-to-male transgender (FTM) people engage in to reduce the appearance of breasts. It involves the compression of chest tissue through a number of methods (such as layering sports bras, using commercially made breast binders, and wrapping ace bandages). In fact, one study of 1,800 FTM participants found that 51.5 percent reported …

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Female Hair Thinning and Balding

Female Hair Thinning and Balding

Hair loss (or alopecia) in trans women is normally associated with the normal pattern of balding seen in men–the variety of receding hair line and balding patterns prior to the use of female hormones. Baldness in men is not a disease, but rather the body’s reaction to the male hormones (androgens) in genetically predisposed individuals. However, a smaller but still …

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Cosmetics and Contact Lens Care

Cosmetics and Contact Lens Care

For many individuals, wearing contacting lenses has been a way of life for years. But for those who are unaccustomed to wearing cosmetics, improper application of foundation, particularly eye make-up, can cause health problems ranging from minor irritation to more serious consequences.  Also, the contact lens, itself, can be permanently damaged by the improper use of some types of beauty …

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Electrolysis

Electrolysis Methods

All methods described here are based on techniques using needle type electrolysis.  The three methods used in electrolysis are Galvanic, Thermolysis, and Blend.  All three methods involve inserting a small needle into the hair follicle.  Galvanic Method The galvanic method was the first method developed for removing superfluous hair. This method removes hair through chemical decomposition. Galvanic refers to galvanism or galvanic cells (a …

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