Periods can be traumatic for trans peopleby Beatrice Credi - 2017.07.25
Trans artist destroys period stigma with one seriously bold Facebook post. That infamous "time of the month" has always been difficult for Cass Clemmer. Clemmer, who is transgender, decided to open up about their personal story, hoping to challenge the idea that only women menstruate. In the process, they hope to get people talking about the need to grant trans people who assigned female at birth access to safe bathrooms with period products provided. That means period products in the men's room. "There are a few really simple steps that people can take to help make the experience a lot less traumatic for us," Clemmer says. "For example, shifting language from 'feminine hygiene products' to 'menstrual products' and using 'people with periods' or 'menstruators' instead of 'women and girls.'"
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