Estrogen therapy is commonly prescribed by physicians to transgender women who chose to undergo gender confirmation surgery(ies). Estrogens are a versatile group of hormones with a variety of roles in the human body, one of them being involved in cognitive processes such as memory. So, do trans women’s cognitive abilities change as they take estrogenContinue reading “Estrogen and the Brain: The Long Term Cognitive Effects of Estrogen Therapy in Older Trans Women”
Alzheimer’s Disease affects women more than men. While men over the age of 65 have a 1 in 11 chance of developing the disease, this number is increased dramatically for women over the age of 65, who have a 1 in 5 chance of developing Alzheimer’s. What makes women more prone to the disease? InContinue reading “Estrogens and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Closer Look At Functional Neuroimaging In The Einstein Lab”
The birth control pill has a long and winding history. First envisioned by Nurse Margaret Sanger in the 1910s (she founded what would later be Planned Parenthood), the first oral contraceptive was created with the idea of empowering women by letting them choose when and how many children they wanted to birth. However, due toContinue reading “Oral Contraceptives and Memory: Diving Into the Cognitive Effects of the Birth Control Pill”
Historically, sex differences have captivated the interests of researchers from many realms of academia. Evolutionary biologists have come a long way in investigating the link between species survival, sexual dimorphism, and mate choice. Physiologists have been pivotal in elucidating the divergent bodily functions of the different human sexes. Sociologists have even examined the roles ofContinue reading “How Sex-Based Analysis Can Drive Neuroscience Research Forward”
The beauty of science is that it is a constantly churning, constantly evolving process. It is the discovery of knowledge, upon which more knowledge can be layered. The best part about this process is that it forces us to consider perspectives which we may not have before, in order to gain understanding of the materialContinue reading “What’s In a Name? Situated Neuroscience and the Philosophy of Feminist Biology”
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