(1/2) Hey I'm not sure if any of you can answer this, but I don't know where else to turn. Basically, my girlfriend is a trans girl and I've been becoming concerned about some medical things when it comes to her medically transitioning. For example, if she is legally documented as female, doctors will assume she has (and doesn't have certain body parts). For example, she has a prostate.
(2/2) If she’s on a medication that causes prostate cancer, the doctor won’t be aware she has one and therefore could not alert her of the risk. She then could get prostate cancer. Doctors will also think she gets a period and just so many other things… I’m just concerned about her health with this. Although she’s just as much of a woman as I am as a cis woman, we still have biological differences. Should she have to come out to every doctor?? I don’t know what to do.. Help?
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Yes it’s likely she will have to come out. Maybe call beforehand and ask if doctors have experience with other trans patients or do some research on if the place is trans friendly. My trans health may be a good site to check out however it is still in its early phases and the main cities it works for are Seattle, New York City, Chicago, dallas,Miami, San Francisco.
Maybe go with her to appointments for support and let you know about your concerns. Let her know you will support and help her with this.