Gender-Affirming Care booklets
Navigating health information as a trans/non-binary person isn’t always easy. Most resources tend to be written with cis (i.e. non-trans) people in mind. The combination of overly gendered language, alongside a lack of trans-specific knowledge and imagery can signal to trans readers that “this information is not meant for you.”
Similarly, physiotherapists and other practitioners may struggle to find resources that can inform their own understanding of trans bodies. As a result, colleagues may lack confidence when supporting trans/non-binary service users or may feel unsure of how to discuss certain issues in way that is both clinically accurate and trans-inclusive.
That’s why these resources are important for both trans/non-binary people and pelvic health practitioners alike. As physios, you’ll already know how integral pelvic health is to people’s health, confidence, and overall quality of life. These booklets will help to ensure that good pelvic health is achievable and accessible to everyone, irrespective of their gender identity or trans status.
The Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises and Advice booklets are for trans/non-binary people who either are yet to undergo or do not desire gender affirming genital surgery or are awaiting gender affirming/lower/genital surgery. It explores aspects of pelvic health, with reference to sex and genitals and utilises as little gendered language as possible, whilst maintaining clarity about which parts of the body are being discussed.
Pelvic floor muscle exercises and advice a guide for trans women, trans femenaine and non binary people who were assigned male at birth
Pelvic floor muscle exercises and advice a guide for trans men, trans masculine and non binary people who were assigned female at birth
The Fit Following Surgery booklet is for trans/non-binary people who were assigned female at birth. Undergoing gender affirming surgeries such as hysterectomy, phalloplasty or metoidioplasty can have a big impact on pelvic health and the pelvic floor plays a significant role in someone's recovery from any of those procedures. This booklet is a general guide for people following hysterectomy and utilises as little gendered language as possible whilst maintaining clarity about which parts of the body are being discussed.
Fit following surgery - advice for trans men, trans masculine and non-binary people following hysterectomy
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