It would be easy to imagine pregnancy as a time of heightened gender dysphoria for trans men. Smelling differently was a surprise though. A year-old obese transgender man hospitalized with severe abdominal pains was left waiting for care for hours before doctors realized he was in labor. The honest answer is that it's incredible to be able to have sex with my partner in a body that finally feels like my own. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
More needs to be done to improve medical awareness and recognition of diversity because 'the consequences can be so dire, as this case shows,' Branstetter said.
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I think I felt the most fear before my FFS. In the same way that Barker would always stand up for his friends against transphobic strangers, now he felt compelled to protect his pregnant body against his own sense of incongruence. Views Read View source View history. Retrieved 27 July Retrieved 12 December In medicine, there's a similar danger of missing diseases such as sickle cell and cystic fibrosis that largely affect specific racial groups, the authors write. I would have started sooner.