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Announcing Transfeminine Science—the Future of Reddit’s r/MtFHRT

By Aly W. | First published October 5, 2020 | Last modified October 22, 2021

r/MtFHRT is a subreddit on Reddit which was created in December 2017 for the purpose of creating, collecting, and sharing informational content on the subject of transfeminine hormone therapy. Although r/MtFHRT originally accepted any kind of content in this subject area, it eventually shifted to original articles. A large amount of this content has been produced in the subreddit over the years.

You may have noticed that r/MtFHRT has been quiet with no new content over the last few months. This is because we’ve been hard at work on a new project called Transfeminine Science:

This website is a resource for original informational content on transfeminine hormone therapy, and is the new and improved home of r/MtFHRT. Much of the content in r/MtFHRT has been moved over to the site, and many articles have received significant revision. From now on, all content that the r/MtFHRT team produces will instead be published on Transfeminine Science. We will certainly continue to share new content via r/MtFHRT and crosspost to other subreddits like r/TransDIY and r/AskMtFHRT however. We’ll additionally be posting links to new content on other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

We opted to migrate to Transfeminine Science in order to overcome the limitations of Reddit as a platform for our informational content. Among our most important motivations for moving on to Transfeminine Science were the limited customizability and capabilities of Reddit-hosted content, Reddit’s frustratingly buggy editing interface, the lack of a dedicated and independent platform for our content, and especially Reddit’s character limits for threads and comments.

Now that Transfeminine Science has been launched, we’ll refocus on creating new informational content again. We have many new articles in the works that we’re excited about and plan to publish on the site. Existing content on Transfeminine Science will also continue to undergo revision and improvement. Many articles still need to be revised in order to bring them up to higher standards for the site.

r/MtFHRT has always been a place where anyone can contribute. At a certain point however, we opted to restrict who could post in the subreddit and instituted an informal peer review process for new content. This was towards the aim of improving the quality and reliability of information in the subreddit. Unfortunately, very few threads by non-team members were submitted to r/MtFHRT after we did this—and none of the handful of submitted threads met our criteria for approval or completed peer review. Nonetheless, we will still accept original articles for peer review and possible publication on Transfeminine Science. If you’re interested in potentially contributing content, please contact us!

Thank you to all of our readers. We hope that you enjoy the site and find its content helpful.

—The Transfeminine Science team (Aly, Lain, and Sam)

Update: Following the launch of Transfeminine Science, r/MtFHRT served as the official Reddit home for the site, and new Transfeminine Science content was linked there. Since then however, we decided to move our Reddit presence from r/MtFHRT to a new subreddit called r/TransfemScience.