As a trans dad, I know these words matter—and that LGBTQ, adoptive, and donor-conceived families are as real as any other kind.
For soon-to-be trans parents, laboring and birthing in the private, predictable environment of home is sometimes the safest option.
Acceptance from loved ones is hugely helpful, but we still need better trans awareness in healthcare.
When I overhear a fellow preggo order decaf, I want to yell, “Even the straight, cis male doctors say it’s safe to drink five cups of coffee a day!”
Before my IUI, it felt like I was enduring gender dysphoria for no reason while off testosterone. But this fertility treatment worked right away.
Call it arrogance or naive optimism, but I started writing before I conceived because I thought this stage would only take a couple of months.
Of course, it’s my choice. But it’s also a trans masc nightmare.
We need to address the psychological impact of being marginalized, to stop dismissing it as a result of individual weakness or as merely a symptom of systemic inequality.