Written in the same grassroots tradition as the classic guide for women, Our Bodies, Ourselves, this book offers much needed information and insight about health and wellness to a diverse community of folks and those who provide care and services to them.
The perspectives and content included in this guide come from surveys and submissions from transgender and gender-nonconforming folks from many walks of life. The complexity and importance of topics of identity and physical and mental health are honored with humility and respect. Topics covered include race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, relationships, sexuality, family, parenthood, culture and creativity. Each chapter is full of testimonials, interviews, personal stories, and profiled activists and professionals, as well as extensive reference lists for further reading or support. Information about legal and medical issues is well-researched and complimented by helpful suggestions, template letters, and creative options and approaches for navigating often discriminatory systems and situations.