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All Prism Blog Posts, Sexual Wellness

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Polyamory

  Bringing up alternative relationships styles with a doctor can be intimidating, especially when you don't know for sure what their experience is with these topics. However, to get the care you need, it can be important for your doctor to know your relationship status. HSDP's most recent workshop focused on working with polyamorous patients … Continue reading

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All Prism Blog Posts, LGBT Inclusion For Providers, Self Care for Trans Health

3 Ways for Healthcare Providers to Respect Diversity

Avoid making harmful assumptions about your patient. Whether you’re assuming they’re straight, cisgender, uneducated, dealing with addiction, or any number of things, any time you’re assuming rather than asking and listening to your patient you aren’t giving them the care they deserve. (For example, don’t ask a patient about her boyfriend when she hasn’t told … Continue reading

A transgender man binding and looking into the distance
All Prism Blog Posts, Self Care for Trans Health

Chest Binding Safely: Save Your Back!

Interested in binding, or already binding? Here are some very important health tips that you need to know!: Do NOT use an ace bandage or similar homemade device for binding. Wrapping around your chest several times can result in dangerously tight binding that cuts off circulation, breathing, tissue damage, and skin irritation. If you want … Continue reading

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All Prism Blog Posts, Sexual Wellness

How to Talk to a Doctor about BDSM

Contact us to see if your insurance covers services at our office! When practicing BDSM/kink it's important to know how to talk to your health provider about marks and bruises. Knowing how to talk about it can save you a lot of uncomfortable explanations (and potential investigations into your domestic/sex life if your doctor suspects … Continue reading

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All Prism Blog Posts, Menopause and Andropause, Self Care for Trans Health

How Does Saw Palmetto Decrease Baldness?

Normally, hair follicles remain active for up to a decade, producing a long strand of 10 year old hair. In alopecia, however, follicles stop producing hair before the hair is long enough to even emerge from the skin. Male pattern baldness, or Androgenic Alopecia, is both genetically determined and influenced by hormones. Genetics cause some … Continue reading

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All Prism Blog Posts, Self Care for Trans Health

Herbs for Transitioning: The Basics

This is a follow-up post to "The Basics." Also see the transmasculine post here, and the feminizing herbs post here. For information on estrogen and progesterone supportive herbs, check out my follow-up article on Feminizing Herbs For gender affirming transition, herbs can be used alone to create very mild 'energetic' effects or to support the body to … Continue reading