By Jacquelyne Germain, CNN
Sat August 27, 2022
Mikiko Galpin still feels the impact of being sexually assaulted by someone he thought he could trust -- and the tough decisions he was forced to make after multiple pregnancy scares.
When Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, it was a sad and heavy moment for the 29-year-old transgender man. He was taken back to the first time he took a pregnancy test prior to transitioning. He recalls crying in the passenger seat of a friend's car at 2 a.m. trying to search for a pharmacy that was still open so he could buy a pregnancy test.
Trans -inclusive practice in B.C. sexual health and abortion clinics
Part one of a series looking at trans-inclusive sexual health care in B.C.
Aug. 3, 2019
A.J. Lowik has been thinking about and working on trans-inclusive abortion services for about 12 years. At first, Lowik, who uses the gender-neutral pronoun they, couldn’t find any information or research on the subject and this inspired the journey. Lowik pursued their masters in sociology at York University and conducted research focused on trans folks’ access to abortion and their inclusion in spaces traditionally deemed to be women-only.
Lowik also produced the Trans-Inclusive Abortion Services manual which is used in clinics across Canada. They were later asked to create one for clinics in the U.S. as well.
For Trans Men Seeking Reproductive Health Care, ‘There Are Barriers Every Step of the Way’
“It’s ironic to me, in a really sad way, because so much of transphobia and transmisogyny is focused on the genitalia of a person, and in this instance our reproductive organs suddenly don't matter."
Jul 3, 2019
Despite working in the medical field for 15 years—six as an emergency medical technician and nine as a paramedic—Don Altemus rarely gets routine reproductive health-care examinations because they are often awkward for him as a trans man.
“I happen to have a very masculine presentation,” he told Rewire.News, “And long before my transition, people ‘read’ me as male.”
For Trans Men, Reproductive Health Is Yet Another Obstacle to Overcome
by Diana Tourjee
Oct 21 2016
The stigma against trans men's health, coupled with misinformation, makes attaining adequate care incredibly difficult. We talked to trans guys and leading health experts to unpack the status of this under-researched issue.
In honor of Planned Parenthood's 100-year anniversary, we're taking an in-depth look at the history and future of reproductive rights. Read more of our coverage here.
Six days before Javier was scheduled to have a hysterectomy, his insurance provider contacted him to say that an issue had come up: They wouldn't be able to cover the surgery unless he could obtain a second letter of support from a mental health provider within 24 hours.
The call was unexpected; according to Javier, his insurance company had already approved coverage, along with the letter he'd already been given by his therapist. He took off work the following day, trying desperately to get a second letter from a therapist, but ultimately was unsuccessful given the incredibly short timeframe. His hysterectomy had to be rescheduled.
Continued at source: Broadly/Vice: https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/for-trans-men-reproductive-health-is-yet-another-obstacle-to-overcome?utm_source=broadlyfbus