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  • Are FTM Binders Safe to Use?

    Are FTM Binders Safe to Use?
    Chest binding is a way for transmasc or non-conforming gender individuals to attain a more masculine look and help curb body dysphoria without FTM top surgery. For this reason, binders are a great asset for non-conforming gender individuals and trans people. That said, if you are new to binding and you are wondering if FTM binders are safe to use, then you've come to the right place. Here are a few things you should know about FTM binders.  Are FTM...

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  • Chest Binding Life Hacks for FTM

    Chest Binding Life Hacks for FTM
    Chest binding doesn't have to be overly complicated, especially if you are new to the process. In general, binding one's chest is one of the easiest, least permanent, and most inexpensive methods for transgender or gender non-conforming people to express their identities. These days, you will find a wealth of information online. That said, it is often hard to sift through it all or to know which actual chest binding tips will work. That said, in order to help you...

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  • The Different Stages of Gynecomastia

    The Different Stages of Gynecomastia
    Gynecomastia is a common condition among males that generally presents itself early on, in puberty, or between the ages of 50 and 69. Here, people suffer from enlarged male breast tissue, puffy nipples or areolas with possible discharge, and experience breast/chest tenderness over a period of 6 months or more. When dealing with this condition, males often develop anxiety and psychological discomfort and often become overly concerned about developing breast cancer. Nevertheless, it's best to get an understanding of what...

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  • What is Prepubertal Gynecomastia?

    What is Prepubertal Gynecomastia?
    You likely already know what gynecomastia is—the enlargement of breast tissue in males throughout various stages in their life. That said, when dealing with enlarged breast tissue or this particular condition in children or pubescent boys, there are definitely some questions that need to be answered. Thus, to help you understand what prepubertal gynecomastia is, here is a quick overview of this condition and what it really means to be coping with gynecomastia in childhood.  Gynecomastia in Children  Pre pubertal...

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  • Non-Surgical Treatments for Pseudogynecomastia

    Non-Surgical Treatments for Pseudogynecomastia
    Pseudogynecomastia reduction can be achieved through a variety of treatment options. While plastic surgery is one option, there are also other non-surgical treatments that can decrease the chest size. Unlike gynecomastia, which occurs through excess breast tissue growth, pseudogynecomastia occurs through excess fat in the chest. Losing weight is one of the many alternatives you can consider to treat your condition. Here are some alternative non-surgical treatments you can try for pseudogynecomastia. Weight loss As mentioned in the introduction, since pseudogynecomastia is caused...

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