Six Trans Women Talk Menstruation

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Trans women can have complex relationships to menstruation and fertility. This article discusses trans women’s thoughts and feelings about periods, pregnancy, PMS, and more. Also suggestions for readers about how to be respectful.

“It’s painful for transgender men and nonbinary people who have uteruses and are hearing that their body parts define their gender. And it’s also painful for transgender women like Tess, who don’t have uteruses and don’t bleed on a monthly cycle, but who are women and many of whom do have a period.”

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