In today's podcast, Sandy Hilton from Entropy Physio (Chicago, USA) joins Lori (in Brisbane, Australia) and Antony (Sydney, Australia). Sandy tells us about her experience with transgender health. This TBT provoked lots of interesting questions about this issue...we hope you find this podcast interesting!
Pudendal nerve pain in men changing to women > women changing to men, which can be neovaginal pain or rectal pain, and how to learn how to appreciate touch that is pleasurable.
Even thinking about how the whole perineum is remodelled in a transition...and then remapping where touch is not painful, actually pleasant and then where you really like - a classic graded exposure approach.
Sandy also discusses the cultural implications for transgender patients including providers refusing treatment or other challenges faces this population.
Sandy then gives us some pointers on what to think about in terms of communication with doctors, what information to ask for and what issues might need to be addressed - we also need more information on what is actually happening in the surgeries and the different types of surgeries out there.
Do you see transgender patients? Please comment below with any of your insights.
[ADDIT] - The "I" in LGBTIQ is "Intersex" - we apologise for our ignorance of this fact...but that's why we do the podcast - to learn!
So grab your favourite beverage, sit back, enjoy the podcast, and give these clinical tidbits a go - let us know what you think of it in the comments section below!
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Sandy can be found at www.entropy-physio.com