This is another source of advice for transgender women on living a healthy life.
“Many people think that we are just gay men in dresses…
But we know we are not, we are transgender women.
We have identities and lives very different than gay men.
We are special. No one can take away our dignity.”
As transgender women, we come in all ages and shapes, all personalities and types: just like everyone else. But for many of us, every day, we face stigma and discrimination for our gender presentation or sexuality. Sometimes we are rejected by our own families or face violence in public. This reduces our life opportunities, for example, our chances to receive an education or find gainful employment. Sex work often becomes our only real option to make a living. Sometimes we turn to alcohol or drug use as a means to cope with shame and social isolation. Many of us become infected with HIV and have to deal with the rejection that often follows.
This booklet provides information about things we care about as transgender women: our health (including hormones, HIV, and STDs), our human rights, and our social well-being.
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