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[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7450" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Meet Chamindra   Dr. Chamindra Weerawardhana is a researcher, educator, political analyst, international consultant and journalist, specialising in the areas of gender politics, the politics of deeply divided societies and international relations. Originally from Sri Lanka, APTN is excited to have her join the APTN Regional Steering Committee. The RSC responsibility will be to represent the work of APTN and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance.   We look forward to the insight she will provide APTN and...

The ICD-11 is about to be voted in at the World Health Assembly, after being completed last year by the World Health Organization. After moving trans-related categories out of the Chapter on Mental Health, the next steps in the process include getting rid of the remaining pathologizing language and advancing towards legal depathologization and universal health coverage. The following briefing provides in depth information and a Call to Action. For further details, please contact us at icd@transactivists.org. Outcomes of the technical revision process In 2018,...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7510" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Transgender-Competent Care Workshop Report 2019 Healthcare providers from across Southeast Asia had an opportunity to build their skills in providing affirming healthcare for transgender patients as part of the Transgender-Competent Care Workshop, held in Bangkok on January 15, 2019. Here is the report. DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7509" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] 中国跨性别者寻求性别确认医疗程序时遇到的障碍 本报告纪录了中国的跨性别者在寻求性别确认医疗程序及相关卫生服务,或依照自己的性别认同改变性 别特征方面所面临的障碍。报告侧重于个人在中国的公共卫生系统中寻求性别确认手术及激素疗法的经 历。在此基础上,国际特赦组织总结出了此过程中的三大障碍,第一,中国的跨性别者严重缺乏进行性 别确认医疗程序的健康相关信息;第二,符合严苛先决条件的人,才有资格进行性别确认手术;第三, 来自社会的污名及歧视让跨性别者难以进行并继续性别确认医疗程序,其中以家庭成员尤甚。本报告的 研究发现以现有定量研究作为依据,包括由联合国开发计划署及北京大学就中国的跨性别者寻求性别确 认医疗程序所进行的研究。 DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7505" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Barriers to Gender-Affirming Treatments for Transgender People in China (English) This report documents the barriers faced by transgender individuals in China who want to access gender- affirming treatments and related health care or modify their sex characteristics to accord with their sense of gender identity. With a particular focus on people’s experiences with accessing gender-affirming surgeries and hormone treatment in China’s public health system, Amnesty International found three main barriers to accessing this care: (i) a...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7502" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Dude Transmasculinity Magazine DUDE’s aim is to enable transguys to have more hot safe sex in more places with more people. Hopefully DUDE provides some helpful information and language to facilitate interactions between transguys and anyone who is interested in playing with us. Sexuality is extremely diverse and DUDE’s opinion unlimited. DUDE is a recipe for serving up a diverse menu of hot exploration. Whether you are vegetarian or not, transguys pack some hot meat and we...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7499" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Transcending Anatomy #1: A Guide to Bodies and Sexuality for Partners of Trans People Transcending Anatomy is a guide to help partners of trans people navigate bodies and sex. It starts by unpacking some common assumptions, then goes through strategies for understanding your partner’s body, what language to use, and what feels good for them. It also also talks about getting comfortable with physical contact, dealing with dysphoria, and creative ways to work within limits. It...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7496" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Dr. RAD's Queer Health Show - Self Exams and Checkups RAD Remedy and radical illustrator Isabella Rotman have collaborated to release a series of health guides about self-exams, checkups, hormone options, and other topics related to trans and queer health and wellness. This issue covers: Getting to Know Your Body Self Breast Exams Mammograms Self Testicular Exams Pap Smears and HPV Prostate Exams Checkups on Hormones A Word on Self-Medding DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7493" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Trans Rent Boys: Love Don't Pay the Rent Trans Rent Boys : Love Don’t Pay the Rent, is a small collection of short writings in English, by trans boy sex workers based in the UK, Europe, Australia and Aotearoa/NZ. DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7490" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Trans Sex Zine (All Volumes) Trans Sex Zine is a collaborative, ongoing sex ed project by and for trans and gnc folks that tells stories of sex, bodies, & desire. We think trans ppl of every age, identity, attraction, and relationship status are experts of our own experience and have valuable things to share with each other. VOLUME 1 VOLUME 2[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...