How often should I be giving myself a breast exam as a transgender woman?

There are a few different types of breast exams, including a self-performed one and screening tests performed by healthcare professionals. Doctors suggest that you should perform a breast exam on yourself at least once a month to ensure there are no abnormalities.

Trans Men’s Health is a “Women’s Health” Issue: Expanding the Boundaries of Sexual & Reproductive Health Care

Transgender rights are garnering national attention yet the population continues to face many obstacles in accessing needed health care. In particular, transgender men (or “trans men”) face significant barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health care.

I am a transitioning transgender woman. What are the risks of hormone replacement therapy on my body?

When an individual is physically transitioning as a transgender woman, they are undergoing the process to transform biological male characteristics to ones similar to a biological female. Hormone replacement therapy is a process common among transgender people during transition to help create these changes.

Transgender Youth: Providing Medical Treatment for a Misunderstood Population

It is another one of those times in the history of progressive health care. Time to embrace another group of individuals who deserve health care and yet have been marginalized up until this point. An underserved, unrecognized, and much deserving segment of the population. This time it is children — transgender children and teens.

 

Young Feminist: Why Bathrooms Are a Women’s Health Issue

Public bathrooms are legally segregated. Sorted by gender, one facility is only for women while the other is for men. More importantly, bathrooms are designed for cisgender men and cisgender women. As a result, people who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth constantly face exclusion and violence for using the bathroom. These acts of discrimination are additionally enforced by law. Legislation such as North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2) is a prime example.