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[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9775" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Look Better, Feel Better: A Trans Masc Guide The two main non-medical ways that some transgender men and trans masculine people use to create a more masculine appearance are binding and packing. Binding is a way to create a flatter chest, while packing creates a bulge in the pants. While not every trans man chooses to use these methods, many find they relieve dysphoria and help them feel confident. This 12 card set is a guide on...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9869" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Cost of Stigma: Understanding and Addressing Health Implications of Transphobia and Discrimination on Transgender and Gender Diverse People There are a range of negative experiences trans and gender diverse people encounter when trying to access healthcare in a cis-normative society. These negative experiences, both systemic and interpersonal, produce unique stressors that can lead directly to negative health outcomes including poor physical or mental health. They can also be a barrier to utilising healthcare when a previous...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9738" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Guidelines for Healthcare Providers On Trans-competent Healthcare Services for Transgender Patients Our community-led research and studies have shown that transgender persons routinely experience health disparities, barriers and discrimination related to gender identity and/or expression. Many avoid or delay care because of perceived or real transphobia and discrimination by healthcare providers and institutions. These guidelines have been developed for healthcare providers on trans-competent healthcare services for transgender patients. We hope these guidelines will give you a better understanding...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9711" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] What They Don’t Tell You In Sex Ed! - A Resource For Transgender And Gender Diverse Communities On Sexual And Reproductive Health   Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) has curated this resource for transgender people and communities across the region. Through this resource, we hope to answer frequently asked questions and address unvoiced experiences and anxieties of transgender persons about their bodies, sexuality, pleasure and relationships, and their reproductive health needs, with an aim to empower trans...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9643" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Trans Resilience Report - Stories of Hope, Pain, and Survival from the Trans Movement During the COVID-19 Pandemic On the 11th of March 2020 the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. We knew that this would have wide ranging impacts on the lives of people in the trans and gender diverse community and the critical work they do across Asia and the Pacific region. The COVID-19 pandemic has starkly revealed the vast social, economic and health...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9656" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Transcending Toolkit - Cultivating Advocates For A Growing Trans Movement This regional partnership meeting will examine the current state of transgender affairs, from health, to human rights, to policies, and discover models and strategies for advancing where we are, to where we want to be, leading to collective building. The series of events is funded by the Robert Carr civil society Network Funds, Global Fund through Save the Children, Global Equality Fund, and Open Society Foundation. The workshop...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9863" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] I AM TRANS MASCULINE AND I THINK I WANT TO START USING TESTOSTERONE! WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE I BEGIN? This factsheet is a guide for trans men, trans masculine and gender diverse people who may be thinking about using testosterone. This process of transitioning is called Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT). This factsheet provides a brief overview of the benefits, side effects and risks about starting hormone therapy. This factsheet should not be used to practice...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9864" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] I AM TRANS FEMININE AND I THINK I WANT TO START USING HORMONES! WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE I BEGIN? This factsheet is for trans women, trans feminine and gender diverse people who may be thinking about using hormones also known as Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT). This factsheet provides a brief overview of the benefits, side effects and risks about starting hormone therapy. This factsheet should not be used to practice self-medication. We strongly encourage that...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9399" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Asia Pacific Transgender Network Strategic Plan 2018-2020 The following strategic plan was developed over 12 months from December 2016 to December 2017. The process began with a Regional Consultation on 5-10 December 2016, which included 1 full day of structured country reports representing trans people and their experiences in 21 countries in the region (Bangladesh, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand,...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="9405" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Asia Pacific Transgender Network Biennial Report 2017-2018 The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) is a trans-led organisation that engages with a range of partners across Asia and the Pacific to support, organise, and advocate for fundamental human rights including gender identity; access to justice and legal protections; and comprehensive gender-affirming healthcare and policies. For a decade, APTN has grown to become a credible platform and voice for transgender people in Asia and the Pacific, working to ensure that...