Trans people are anxious

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In the first of our series on mental health, Jess Bradley talks about trans people, anxiety, and the need for democratic trans healthcare. [Content note: general discussion of mental health. anxiety, violence, medical gatekeeping, and family stuff. No in-depth discussion of experiences] Trans people are anxious. We are anxious at home, we are anxious at… Read more »

An Open Letter to Rupert Read

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An open letter to Rupert Read, nurse by Loz Webb on behalf of Action for Trans Health [content note: discussion of transmisogyny and TERFs] Earlier this year, dosage I marched alongside Green MP Caroline Lucas at Trans* Pride Brighton, search and spoke to her briefly about the importance of improving trans healthcare, a point on… Read more »

Transitioning and Mental Health: A call for submissions

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We know that transitioning usually has a very positive effect on trans people’s mental health. Providing care appropriate to their transition is the single most effective thing at reducing the rate of suicide attempts amongst trans people. However, some aspects of transitioning may have a negative impact on mental health, as well as being made more difficult by existing mental health problems…. Read more »

Reproductive justice and the Gender Recognition Panel

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News that the Gender Recognition Panel is delaying and possibly denying legal gender recognition for a trans person because they had children whilst trans is deeply concerning. The Gender Recognition Act does not require a trans person from abstaining from sexual activity, side effects reproductive or otherwise. This news represents a potentially unlawful and clear violation… Read more »

HIV and the trans community

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Today is World Aids Day, a time to remember those lost to HIV/Aids and to reflect on our responsibilities to those living with HIV/Aids and to educate ourselves and our communities about safer sex and harm reduction. Jess Bradley writes: <content note: sex, sex work, drug use, medicalisation, injections, mental health, sexual assault> Like a… Read more »

On Regret

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There’s a big urban myth about transition regret. The myth is that ‘most people regret transitioning’, and it’s often used by medical professionals, particularly those who are inexperienced or ignorant regarding trans healthcare, to refuse trans people treatment. Loz Webb writes. This myth is also exploited by the cis media in order to run shock… Read more »

Trans Ageing: Future Research Directions

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Yesterday Jess Bradley from Action for Trans Health attended “The future of LGBT ageing: Rethinking research directions” at The University of Manchester, and helped run a session on trans ageing. This article briefly discusses some of the issues that older trans people face and suggests some area for future research which has been identified by Action… Read more »