I was recently completing forms for a doctors office. While these forms were tedious before I came out, as a trans person, they've become really tricky.
The term I think you mean to use is “Medically Necessary”. Whether a medicine or procedure is medically necessary is a question best left to the patient and their doctors.
As I make my way through this journey, I'm often surprised to find that while I feel like I have figured so much out about myself, I still have the same questions and doubts as I did when I first started down this path.
I've been actively writing this blog for around 6 months, and am closing in on the one-year anniversary of my coming-out to myself. I thought this would be a good time to check in and see how things have progressed.
Over the past year, I've come across a number of images which, for one reason or another, stuck a chord with me, so I collected them. I'm sharing some of them with you.
Really, the only thing happening is one of you is getting to live a more genuine (and hopefully happier) life. Isn't that cause for celebration?
The next time you visit a doctor, consider the number of people who, one way or another, become aware of your medical status, either by direct knowledge, or by inference or even happenstance.
A person successfully and convincingly presenting themselves as a cisgender member of a gender they were not assigned at birth is called "passing". Passing is a complicated and controversial topic, partly because of the issues that it raises for both those who can and cannot pass. It's also a philosophical issue, a safety issue, and a social issue (and a variety of other categories).