n Mental Health Matters - A letter from your transgender colleague

Volume 3, Issue 2
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It's not an easy thing to say. Not to friends, not to family, and definitely not to a doctor. It might be hard to understand if you've never had to do it, but let me try to explain. The moment before you utter that word - "transgender" - you feel every muscle in your body start to stiffen with anticipation. Your heart starts to pound inside your chest. It races. You even feel it in your throat. Your mouth dries up and your tongue tries to cling to the roof of your mouth, in a desperate attempt to escape having to say those terrifying words.

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