Fuck Me, It’s HPV – A Survival Guide to Cervical Screening for Trans and Gender Diverse People

Consider this post a survival guide for gender bending humans with vaginas going through the poking, prodding and smearing that comes with a cervical screening test (CST). I recently had a CST and the results came back showing the presence of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). After further investigation a cluster of abnormal cells were found … Continue reading Fuck Me, It’s HPV – A Survival Guide to Cervical Screening for Trans and Gender Diverse People

My Invisible Health

There is a phenomenon that exists in health care often referred to as "trans broken arm syndrome", a phrase originally coined by Pink News, it refers to a situation where a transgender person will present to a doctor with symptoms/a medical issue completely unrelated to their trans identity and then said doctor will proceed to draw the conclusion that the problem is in fact related to their transition, hormones, surgery etc. The example of a broken arm is used because it highlights the absurdity of boiling down a complex body system to one aspect of a person however in practice this issue can obviously occur in many subtle and passive ways.