Sunday, June 15, 2008

Beauty On The Black Market

One problem that transpeople of color face is that many of us don't have the income levels needed to follow the path prescribed by the WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) Standards of Care in order to afford rhe hormones and other procedures that we need to make the body match the person inside.

There's also resistance and refusal by some doctors for various reasons (including personal religious grounds) to prescribe the hormones we need as well.

That sometimes leads some of my sisters to resort to other methods of getting the hormones we need. This 'In The Life' segment interviews several transwomen about some of the routes they took in order to become the beautiful women they needed to be.

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