Talking about Talking to Doctors: Athena

Athena is a detransitioned woman in the U.S. who tweets at @mothergender. We spoke recently about her experience medically transitioning as a minor and seeking reconstructive care as an adult.

Thanks so much for making the time to talk to me. I find most people have an outdated understanding of what medical interventions someone under 18 can access. When did you begin identifying as trans and what medical interventions did you receive as a minor?

Of course, thank you for reaching out to me! You are completely correct, in fact, I’ve…