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Autism Health Inequalities

A view from inside the system

by Elliot I recently started a medical role working in the NHS. As a black, queer, non-binary person with autism, I’ve found it a strange yet eye-opening experience.  Learning how […]

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Health Inequalities

Disabled, trans and accessing Welsh healthcare

by Emory For my first appointment at Tavistock GIC in October 2018, I took a day off school to go. I had been waiting for 2 years for this appointment […]

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Health Inequalities

The alien world of fertility clinics

by Ivy Taylor I’m at that age now where all of the cisgender and straight people in my life are having kids. Siblings and friends alike just seem to be […]

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Features Health Inequalities Healthcare Mental health

Trans Healthcare Attention Deficit Death Meditation

Being trans in 2023 means knowing deep in your bones that looking out to the world to confirm that you’re safe and that your needs will be met is simply not an option.

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Features Health Inequalities Healthcare Lived Experience Mental health

Unreliable Narrator

I heard stories of other trans people’s gender diagnosis appointments, and how a diagnosis of autism can work against the trans person as they may not be deemed to have sufficient mental capacity to understand themselves, or lack sufficient life experience to ‘know for sure’. I panicked.

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Features Health Inequalities Healthcare Mental health

What happens when the system wasn’t designed for you?

The first time I approached a doctor about a medical transition, I was eighteen years old, and instead of listening to what I was saying, this cis, White, male GP instead questioned the validity of my gender dysphoria, prodding into whether I was ‘really sure’, as I was ‘still a young woman’