Transgender Life: Health Issues When You're Transgender, 1st Edition

  • Susan Meyer
  • Published By: Rosen Young Adult
  • ISBN-10: 1508171785
  • ISBN-13: 9781508171782
  • DDC: 362.196890
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Transgender people deal with a range of health issues. Some are specific to the community, others affect it disproportionately, and others impact transgender and cisgender people alike. Readers will learn about mental and emotional health, gender dysphoria, hormone replacement therapy (including puberty-blocking hormones), gender affirmation surgery, and more. They’ll be reminded that, while surgery and hormone treatments can be life saving, they are neither right for every transgender person nor a requirement for being transgender. They’ll also read about the barriers to care that transgender people frequently face and get advice on dealing with a health care system marked by cissexism.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Does it Mean to Be Transgender?.
2: Mental and Emotional Health.
3: Gender Dysphoria.
4: Hormone Replacement Therapy and Gender Affirmation Surgeries.
5: The Pursuit of Health and Happiness.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About The Author.
Photo Credits.