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thequeerchurch:

thequeerchurch:

at the end of the day, the most harmful thing about truscum is that they advocate for medical gatekeeping. They advocate for doctors being in a position of power. Doctors that look at you, ask a few questions, and ultimately decide whether or not you’re telling the truth about what is best for you and your body.

“That’s how it works for every medical condition” no, it’s not. Let’s use birth control as an example. It works great here- they’re just hormones, which is something trans people ask for, too. I have never, ever heard of someone going to a doctor, saying, “I would like some birth control, please!” and then the doctor denying them that because they just think they want birth control. They just think that not getting pregnant is the best course of action for their body.

I’m not talking about people getting denied access to treatment because of physical health issues, obviously. I’m talking about doctors going, “eh, you think you don’t like your breasts, but I’m pretty sure, deep down, you want them. So no.”