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Resisterectomy Recommended

When: Thu., Nov. 28 2013
In 2007 Mary Bryson, a genderqueer artist and academic based in British Columbia, was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a double mastectomy, she found herself pressured by her doctor to undergo breast reconstruction, a procedure that would return her to a supposedly more desirable shape, which is to say a more womanly one. She wasn't interested, but her doctor signed her up anyway, telling her, "You're just crazy right now." Chase Joynt, a transgender man in Toronto who underwent a procedure similar to Bryson's—"top surgery," in the trans male lingo—also confronted a medical establishment that lacked much of an understanding of his gender. Called in to a women's diagnostic clinic for an ultrasound, he found himself faced there with a medical professional who looked at him and asked, curiously, "What are you?" Continue reading >>

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