Often, personal experience brings inspiration for a project, paper, or art piece. My experience as a transgender man and my education and advocacy work gave me the idea to contribute to the education of healthcare providers regarding the needs of the transgender community. Because of the fear of coming out and the fact that I aged out of pediatric care, I did not have a primary care physician for two years. I was afraid to go to a new medical practice because they would ask about my gender, assumingly in a way that would not be sensitive which would make me uncomfortable and dysphoric. As a person who identifies as a minority, this meant I didn’t have access to preventative healthcare, which could have led to significant ignored health concerns. I always advocate for representation in the work that I do and being a trans person working on trans health education makes me proud that I am able to give back to my community.
Transgender health: A social justice-based education project.
Undergraduate Review, 15, 225-233.
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