Do you talk about pregnancy as something only women experience? Cristen Conger once did, too – and in this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You, she discusses why that was a big mistake.
The list of people who aren’t women and can get pregnant include transgender men, non-binary people, and intersex people. So why is it important to be more inclusive when we talk about pregnancy, abortion, and reproductive rights?
Here’s a summary of some of the experiences of trans men who can get pregnant, and how we add to their struggles when we exclude them from our conversations. Let’s all commit to having more inclusive discussions.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 4 Off-Putting Messages We Send to Trans Men Considering Pregnancy
- Guys Need Pap Tests, Too: A Trans Man’s Guide to Visiting the Gyno
Cristen Conger joined up with HowStuffWorks.com and Discovery Communications in 2009 as a staff writer. That same year, identifying a need for more intelligent digital media by and for women, she co-created Stuff Mom Never Told You and has since honed her expertise in women, gender and sex. Cristen also contributes to Huffington Post Women, and her writing has additionally appeared on Jezebel, Bitch, MSNBC and ABC News. Follow her on Twitter @CristenConger.