I guess I'll just keep thinking about this for a while rather than posting to my professional page about it. Maybe next time I'm coincidentally present for an event like this I can ruminate publicly. This time I'll let it go.
But I'm also so aware that when this kind of thing is in the news, people are more likely to feel suicidal and act on those feelings. It's important to provide resources for those folks so they can make more effective long term choices for themselves and their communities.
I find myself in this weird position of wanting to write something about it to share on my professional pages, but also not wanting to butt myself into this community's tragedy. Her death is not an excuse to market my clinic.
Transition, age, why now
What I need someone to tell me, so I tell myself. Maybe you need to hear it too:
You didn't transition late. You didn't transition early. You transitioned when some combination of necessary conditions were met for you to transition. There may have been other conditions which would have allowed you to transition at other times, perhaps sooner, perhaps later but these were the ones that did. And you're here now.
Half of my new job is sitting in on my boss's appointments and scribing her charts for her. When I get a chance to see my own patients and write my own charts I get excited and it doesn't feel like _work_ anymore. A good reminder that I'm in the right line of work, even if I'm back in the apprentice position.
Anyways, I don't know how to social media anymore. I used to think I did, but I guess things change?
Found it! Citation under the cut.
Peitzmeier S, Gardner I, Weinand J, Corbet A, Acevedo K. Health impact of chest binding among transgender adults: a community-engaged, cross-sectional study. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 2017;19(1):64-75. doi:10.1080/13691058.2016.1191675
So far all I can find is articles written by people named "Binder" on topics related to thoracic injuries.
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