Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, a major cancer charity, said that both trans men and non-binary people with a cervix faced “barriers” to accessing screening.
Participants described a number of barriers to care including experienced or anticipated stigma and discrimination, and poor understanding of trans-health among healthcare providers.
That last is just delicious. For of course the health care bit being worried about is the opposite of a trans health care issue, isn’t it? That possession of a cervix bit is the biological sex which doesn’t change regardless of the overlying claims about gender.
Individuals told researchers that “most of the negative points of the experience came from the very women focused design and language” in leaflets.
Another person said that “documents I have seen… are very feminine and woman/she/her-centred, which would make me uncomfortable if I received them”.
Here’s a thought. 99.9% or so of the people – see, gender neutral – who get these leaflets and documents are female in mind and body. They’re being asked to make an appointment to have cold metal stuck up their patootie and all that. A certain effort might be made for that vast, vast, majority, no? You know, feminine, woman/she/her-centred?