One of the many frustrating things about being trans, and trying to get healthcare is that I constantly feel like I need to know more than the people controlling my access to healthcare.
I can't go to anyone for advice. I can't trust that they have my best interests at heart, or they're doing everything they can.
They do the bare minimum and have shockingly little knowledge of the effects of HRT.
@s It is so frustrating, isn't it?
When I went to the one available consultation in my 600k town, at the local uni hospital(!), the doctor couldn't cope with my partner gendering me correctly while she insisted on misgendering me and got confused in the process.
And for every(!) single question I had w/regards to medical stuff (HRT, SRS, hair removal...), her answer was "I don't know anything about that."
This was 10 years ago, but I doubt it has gotten much better since.
@LouInABox At least the gender clinics here in the UK know a fair amount about what you can have, and what it will *probably* do for you.
They're good ate being cagey, bad at giving you what you want ( unless it is the default thing ) and terrible at supporting you through even common HRT side effects.
General Practitioners still know absolutely nothing about trans healthcare and everything is a surprise to them,
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