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Welcome to The Brown Chicken Brown Cow Show & Podcast. We are a Sex-Body-Gender Positive podcast and show that aims to entertain, inform, and have a little fun. There’s going to be something here for everyone who believes that sexual exploration, sexual communication, sexual identities, and being open to sexual possibilities are healthy, friendly, and most importantly fun. We believe that your things might not be our things but your things are ok too.Join your hosts as we all learn and share more about this sexy world around us. Want to know how you can help us out and to reach our show goals? Maybe you can support the show, get stuff, and even be part of the party? Head on over to our Patreon.com/bcbcpodcast page and become a monthly subscriber. There are so many levels of support it is insane. Pick the level you want and become part of the magic. If we reach our goals we will start producing more podcasts, more live shows, and more stuff and prizes for you.

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Welcome to The Brown Chicken Brown Cow Show & Podcast. We are a Sex-Body-Gender Positive podcast and show that aims to entertain, inform, and have a little fun. There’s going to be something here for everyone who believes that sexual exploration, sexual communication, sexual identities, and being open to sexual possibilities are healthy, friendly, and most importantly fun. We believe that your things might not be our things but your things are ok too.Join your hosts as we all learn and share more about this sexy world around us. Want to know how you can help us out and to reach our show goals? Maybe you can support the show, get stuff, and even be part of the party? Head on over to our Patreon.com/bcbcpodcast page and become a monthly subscriber. There are so many levels of support it is insane. Pick the level you want and become part of the magic. If we reach our goals we will start producing more podcasts, more live shows, and more stuff and prizes for you.

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I’m a gender fluid pansexual transgender intersexual toaster. People say that I can’t be a toaster but deep inside I feel like a toaster. I am getting surgery so they can remove my genitilia and replace it with toaster handles.Thank you podcast for being so supportive. I’m truly beautiful.

Changed my life

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When I was a young girl I had an overwhelming attraction to pineapples. There was just something sexy about their needles and their leaves. My mom sent me to therapy to treat my such attractions, but they never went away. This podcast taught me that pineapple attractions are totally ok. Now I have legally married Daniel. My pineapple husband. I am not pregnant and I hope to give birth to 2 pineapple kids. Thank you podcast for telling me that my sexual orientation is ok.

iTunes Ratings

270 Ratings
Average Ratings
208
1
2
40
19

Changed my life

By slushiifanboy - May 29 2018
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I’m a gender fluid pansexual transgender intersexual toaster. People say that I can’t be a toaster but deep inside I feel like a toaster. I am getting surgery so they can remove my genitilia and replace it with toaster handles.Thank you podcast for being so supportive. I’m truly beautiful.

Changed my life

By Anonymous dragon221134 - May 29 2018
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When I was a young girl I had an overwhelming attraction to pineapples. There was just something sexy about their needles and their leaves. My mom sent me to therapy to treat my such attractions, but they never went away. This podcast taught me that pineapple attractions are totally ok. Now I have legally married Daniel. My pineapple husband. I am not pregnant and I hope to give birth to 2 pineapple kids. Thank you podcast for telling me that my sexual orientation is ok.
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Brown Chicken Brown Cow Podcast

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Welcome to The Brown Chicken Brown Cow Show & Podcast. We are a Sex-Body-Gender Positive podcast and show that aims to entertain, inform, and have a little fun. There’s going to be something here for everyone who believes that sexual exploration, sexual communication, sexual identities, and being open to sexual possibilities are healthy, friendly, and most importantly fun. We believe that your things might not be our things but your things are ok too.Join your hosts as we all learn and share more about this sexy world around us. Want to know how you can help us out and to reach our show goals? Maybe you can support the show, get stuff, and even be part of the party? Head on over to our Patreon.com/bcbcpodcast page and become a monthly subscriber. There are so many levels of support it is insane. Pick the level you want and become part of the magic. If we reach our goals we will start producing more podcasts, more live shows, and more stuff and prizes for you.

Rank #1: BCBC - Podcast - S3EP006 - Kitty Stryker on Consent and Consent Culture

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Welcome to the second podcast for our month of consent.  Today we are excited to be speaking with Kitty Stryker. We have spoken with Kitty previously during our month on Kink and today Monkey and the Madame sat down to chat with her about Consent, her book Ask:  Building Consent Culture, and a lot more. 

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax deductible donation! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

Sep 11 2018

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Rank #2: BCBC - Nugget - S2-E025 - Hatred Thrives Where Love is Silent

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In this episode...

Monkey and Miss Laura talk about what it means when Hatred thrives Where Love is Silent. A lot has happened recently and we wanted to give people ideas on how to make their lives, the lives around them, and even ways to think about making a stand and helping others in areas they are passionate about.

Jun 21 2018

37mins

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Rank #3: BCBC - Nugget - S3-E0008 - Kasia Urbaniak - Verbal Self Defence

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Welcome to our third tasty little nugget for our month on Consent.  Today the Madame was blessed to sit down with Kasia Urbaniak to talk about Verbal Self Defense and a few other things. Founder and CEO of The Academy, Kasia Urbaniak spent decades becoming one of the world’s most successful dominatrixes while studying power dynamics with teachers all over the world. During that time she studied Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China, and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations. Since founding The Academy in 2013, she has taught hundreds of women how to expand their personal power and influence, ask for anything they want, in all areas of their lives.  She has spoken at corporations and conferences worldwide. For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax deductible donation! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

Sep 20 2018

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Rank #4: BCBC - Blog- The Professor Reviews the Fleshlight Turbo

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For more details and full text of this blog please go to www.bcbcpodcast.com

Sep 19 2018

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Rank #5: BCBC - Podcast - s2e19 - Rereleasing Season 1 Vodcast 1 - Audio Only - Sex Positive Intro

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It has been a very long year with a lot of shows and podcasts. But while we are taking a sort of a hiatus we thought we might re-introduce you to some of our earlier shows. So here is our first video show...

 In this episode, we meet the hosts, Monkey, HethreBeth, and Jessilee. The magic makers behind the scenes also make sort of an appearance. The three of us talk about what sex-positive means to us, share thoughts about the show, and eat donuts. We also have a very special musical guest, Stephan Yerkey joins us to play some original music and covers. www.stephenyerkey.com/ As this is our FIRST video, we already have changes coming soon. Our video and show production is improving. We will have special guests to talk about all the sexy things, more live music from amazing artists, burlesque dancers, whips, chains, contests, games, and sex toys just to name a few things coming from Brown Chicken Brown Cow Show and Podcasts. OH MY! Don't forget to like and subscribe to our YouTube channel, Facebook page, and podcasts. Thanks!

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Jun 12 2018

56mins

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Rank #6: BCBC - Blog - Cluckin Moo-Zings - Consent in the Workplace

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For the full text of this blog and more details, please visit www.bcbcpodcast.com

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #7: BCBC - Podcast - S3EP004 - Sonya Renee Taylor - The Body Is Not An Apology 082818 v3

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Welcome to our final podcast from our month of Body Positivity.  We have been amazed by the incredible guests that have given us the gift of time and conversation this month as we have journeyed through various discussions around body image, body positivity, body acceptance, and radical self-love. 

Today we are SO excited to be chatting with Sonya Renee Taylor.   Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media, and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Sonya’s work as a highly sought-after award-winning Performance Poet, activist, and transformational leader continues to have global reach. Sonya is a former National and International poetry slam champion, author of two books, including The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love (Berrett-Koehler Feb 2018), educator and thought leader who has enlightened and inspired organizations, audiences and individuals from boardrooms to prisons, universities to homeless shelters, elementary schools to some of the biggest stages in the world.  

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes:

www.bcbcpodcast.com

And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax-deductible donation!

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Aug 28 2018

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Rank #8: BCBC - Nugget - s2e024 - Remebering Pulse - LGBT Hate Crimes - Laws - History

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Hi there gang,

In this episode Monkey and The Madam talk about the history of violent crimes and hate crimes against LGBT+ people throughout history, laws, and events that have changed the community forever like the Pulse Nightclub.

This is a heavier episode but there is a lot of information and way you can help make it better.

Visit www.bcbcpodcast.com for all the links and complete show notes.

Jun 14 2018

51mins

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Rank #9: BCBC - Podcast - S3EP003 - Bruce Sturgell from Chubstr.com - Male Body Positivity

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Today, with our third podcast on Body Positivity - Monkey and the Professor sit around the campfire, drinking a few beers and discussing body positivity with Bruce Sturgell of Chubstr.com… only there was no beer and no campfire… but there definitely was conversation.

Bruce Sturgell is an amazing man. Bruce has cared much for fashion, which might seem peculiar because he founded Chubstr, a fashion and lifestyle website for larger men. But if you’re talking style – namely personal style – Bruce is totally on board!

Monkey, the Professor, and Bruce discuss fashion, body image specific to men or male-identified individuals, and the state of the barnyard.  For those who do not know - this was a topic of fashion - near and dear to the Professor who is a self-professed clothing fashionista!

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes:

www.bcbcpodcast.com

And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax-deductible donation!

Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast

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Aug 21 2018

56mins

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Rank #10: BCBC - Nugget - S2E026 - Stonewall Riots - The History of an LGBTQ Fight for Rights

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It is a Nugget but the show is NOT small.

This week's Nugget takes a look at the Stonewall Riots. One of the most important LGBTQ moments in American history.

The Professor and The Madam talk about the events, the people, and more that led up to the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969, and beyond.

There is A LOT of information and links here but please head over to our page for full list of links and details... www.bcbcpodcast.com

Jun 28 2018

51mins

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Rank #11: BCBC - Blog - Lauras Corner - Body Positivity - Aug 22 2018

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In this month's Miss Laura's Corner...

Miss Laura reflects on books and movies that have expanded her beliefe in Body Positivity this month. From Landwale by Jes Baker, The Body is Not an Apology, by Sonya Renee Taylor and attending a showing of the movie Fattitude.

For more details on this and many more blogs created by Miss Laura and our hosts at www.bcbcpodcast.com

Aug 22 2018

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Rank #12: BCBC - Blog - Lauras Corner - A Dialogue on Rape Culture

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In this episode...

Recently Laura and Monkey attended a book reading of the play, The Rape of the Sabine Women by Gace B Matthias.

It was dark, it was funny, it was touching, moving, and amazing...

Listen to what Miss Laura thought...

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Jul 25 2018

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Rank #13: BCBC - Blog - Behind the Scenes - Podcast Sound Engineering

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Behind the Scenes - Podcast Sound Engineering

Check this episode out if you are or thinking about becoming a podcaster... 

The professor talks about the sound engineering side of the show and also includes a special interview with audio professional Joe Max.

For more information and show notes please go to 

https://www.bcbcpodcast.com/2018/08/29/behind-the-scenes-sound-engineering/

Aug 29 2018

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Rank #14: BCBC - Podcast - S.2EP25 - Rerelease - Janet Hardy Podcast - BDSM and Kink

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In this episode...

In one of our early episodes, we had an amazing conversation about KINK and BDSM with author Janet Hardy.

We are honored to share this episode again during our hiatus. 

Enjoy this Kinky replay with one of the most amazing sex-positive individuals in the world.

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Jul 24 2018

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Rank #15: BCBC - Podcast - S2EP21 - Rereleasing Season 1 Vodcast 3 - The Burlesque Show - Audio only

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We are still on a bit of a hiatus but we wanted to share with you one of our favorite episodes from Season 1. In this episode, we take another look at the world of sex-positive performers and talk with some amazing dancers and performers.

We talk to Drag King Vegas Jack about Oakland's Rebel Kings Burlesque troop. What is a Rebel King and Drag Kings? Time to watch the show!

We visit with amazing burlesque performers, Penny Weiss, Persephone Pon Farr, and the leader of the pack 'Batty Brulee'.

We also enjoy some beautiful burlesque from these MidTown Moxies. 

We enjoy comedy by Jaclyn Weiand. What's the pacifier joke about?... gotta watch to find out.

Oh, and DONUT TIME!!! This was a fun show and we learned a lot, laughed a lot, and noshed on donuts. Enjoy! How can you help the show? Subscribe to this YouTube Channel and Podcasts! Support the show at www.patreon.com/bcbcpodcast Share this post and show on your page and Like the Facebook page! www.facebook.com/bcbcpodcast

Jun 26 2018

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Rank #16: BCBC - Blog - Lauras Corner - Favorite LGBTQ+ related movies - June 27 2018

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This month in Miss Laura's Corner...

In honor of Pride Month Miss Laura takes a look at some of her favorite LGBTQ+ related movies.

Jun 27 2018

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Rank #17: BCBC - Nugget - S2E029 - What is Sex, Body, & Gender Positivity

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In this episode...

Miss Laura and The Madam talk about the definitions of sex, body, gender positivity and discuss the issues.

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Jul 19 2018

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Rank #18: BCBC - Blog - F-ing Sex Toys - July 18 2018 - Adventures of the Purple Bunny Flogger - Sex Toy and Kink Positive

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About this episode...

This is an amazing and stunning story about the power of, possibly the softest kink toy, ever made... oh and yes, it is purple...

If you like this blog please head on over to www.bcbcpodcast.com for all of our blogs.

Also, send us a note if you enjoyed this blog-podcast.

Don't forget to subscribe to the podcasts.

Jul 18 2018

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Rank #19: BCBC - Podcast - s2ep22 - Rereleasing - Sex and Jewish Religion with Ayo Oppenheimer - Spirituality Month

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Re-released of one of our favorites

Hi there gang... still sort of on a hiatus but stay tuned we will be having a lot of new content this month that was not released in the past.

This podcast is a look back at one of our personal favorite interviews with the amazing Ayo Oppenheimer. She is the creator and producer of www.JewRotica.org. Check out their site, share the show and get ready to learn a lot from Ayo... we did... and we fell in love with her and this episode.

Jul 03 2018

47mins

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Rank #20: BCBC - Podcast - S2EP24 - 1st Release - Disability and Accessibility Season 2 Vodcast - Audio Only

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In this episode...

The crew at BCBC Podcast takes a look at the intersection disability sexuality, body positivity, and so much more...

You can find a set of complete show notes on our website at https://www.bcbcpodcast.com/2018/07/17/summer-hiatus-podcast-s2ep24-1st-release-disability-and-accessibility-season-2-vodcast-audio-only/ including pictures, links, bios and summary notes.

We are thrilled to have an amazing schedule of guests including:

  • Evan Hibbard, Professor of Deaf Studies at Sacramento State on Deafness and Accessibilty
  • Julie Christensen of Its Possible Therapy on Grief and Depression
  •  Pam Haney on Developmental Disabilities
  • Christella Garcia, Paralympic Bronze Medalist for Judo discussing Blindness and Body Positivity

Jul 17 2018

1hr 46mins

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BCBC - Podcast - S3EP013 - Caroline Gibbs - Gender Transition Coach

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Welcome to our last Podcast for our month of October on Gender Identities, the Gender Spectrum, and Gender Transitions.  We have had an amazing month, where we have spoken with experts on gender and transitions, and to several people about their personal journeys.  Tomorrow we have our final Behind the Scenes blog for the year - so do not forget to check that out.  But today is the final discussion on Gender.

In this Episode:

Today, Monkey and the Professor sit around the table and talk to Dr. Caroline Gibbs about steps involved in gender transitions - to facilitate healthy and balanced and successful transitions or, as Dr. Raj prefers - Gender Affirmation processes.

Caroline Gibbs is the founder and director of The Transgender Institute, and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor, nationally and internationally recognized as an educator, advocate, and provider for this population. She is also a partner in the International Center for Transgender Care. She understands the current DSM-5 diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria and differentiates among sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

A Few Definitions:

We discussed a few definitions - and Caroline wanted to point out that terminology has changed - both in the phrases allowed as well as in the change of definitions.  With that in mind, she believes that gender is a hardwired construct that cannot be altered - it is how people feel they are as far as male, female, or in between.  That feeling is what it is - although someone’s external appearance may or may not reflect those feelings.

Transgender is also a very broad term.  It is an umbrella term that includes transsexual people (people whose gender identity does not match their physical selves), cross-dressers (predominantly male, heterosexual people, who enjoy dressing as women), and drag queens (crossdressers who dress as more famous women for sexual pleasure or for fun).  Caroline feels that cross-dressers often have a varied transsexual identity.  After time in therapy and life experience - they find themselves with a shift in their identity.  There is no standard here nor has there been research.  They may or may not ever move to the transgender part of the umbrella and may not transition.

Gender dysphoria has many misconceptions in the world.  In general, it means, very simply, discomfort.  In some cases, it may be extreme discomfort.  Adding the term gender in front of that means someone who has discomfort around their gender.  This involves a mismatch in gender identity from that assigned at birth, and where they may present physically - and what they feel is internally their true gender.  As the Professor suggested - their insides do not match their outsides.  It can be a very serious issue.

Transitioning is where someone makes a decision to journey to make the internal and external self-match.  There are many different things that may happen to make that match - and many levels of matching.  The goal is the removal of gender dysphoria, providing freedom and ease for the person.  This is where Caroline’s organization works - in helping people make the decision as to what the best choices for each individual would be.  It is a goal of finding relief.

The Transgender Institute Foundation:

Caroline loves the story of how she arranged for these things to happen in her life.  Around 25 years ago she met a group of transsexual individuals who were teaching clinicians on how to treat them and help them through their transitions.  There were no standards or practices available at the time to facilitate their journey.  This means that the people who were suffering the dysphoria were forced to create their own paths.  This was done through a series of lectures and workshops.

Over time, Caroline started dating one of the people in this community - this means that she has a very very personal connection to this community.  She decided at that time that it was her passion and she wanted to help this community.  She went back to school and got her degrees in advanced psychology and started the Transgender Institute.  At that time there were no other resources - that is changing.  They have had many successes over the years.  This work has become the reason to go forward with her work and life.

Her process is called Transgender Growth Therapy.  People go to her group, and through her practitioners, they grow in their psychological, emotional lives - into being whole.  Many of those who seek her services start off fragmented - the base goal is to help them become whole.  The journey for each is personal and different.  The heart of their approach is Whole and therefore holistic.  It is more than simply talking about their needs - they work on all aspects of their lives to help them find that wholeness.

Everyone who approaches Caroline’s group are self-selected - they have a goal to become what they want to be and who they want to be.

One of the services they include is called the Feminine Immersion Program.  People come from all over and stay for a week or longer, and immerse themselves in femininity, much as you would in a foreign language.  Together they work, according to individual wishes, on every aspect of feminine identity.  It could be working on vocalization, movement, and more.  The goal is to help them blend into society - this used to be called passing. 

  • Vocal Feminization
  • Fashion Styling
  • Hair and Wigs
  • Wardrobing
  • Makeup
  • Facial and body hair removal
  • Comportment - behavior differences and body language
  • And many more things

There are few statistics in the world of gender affirmation - though that is something that many people are focusing on more now than ever.  Within Caroline’s practice, they see children from the age of 3 years old up to her oldest client of 74 years old.  There is no age boundary for the work she does.  She believes that over time, this is a human condition, stable over time and geography.

International Center for Transgender Care:

Caroline is also the founder for the ICTC.  It was founded and is the brainchild of herself and Dr. Kee Rafell?  The idea is around the fact that the majority of the people that Caroline sees at her Institute often move to the path of surgery.  They refer people back and forth between the organization’s complementary actions.  The long-term goal is to have a physical location for this in Dallas TX and it is in process.

Caroline suggests that the approach they use is holistic.  Holistic means treating the whole person - not just a part.  It is more than talk therapy, vocal feminization, surgery, etc.  They do EVERYTHING possible that they can to address the needs of the transgender community. 

While the ICTC is not the only transgender surgeons around the world, Caroline believes they are some of the best surgeons in the world.  She loves the partnership the Trans Institute and the ICTC have - allowing the two organizations to work together holistically to ensure that the patients are WHOLE at the end of the process - able to blend.  It is about helping those on the journey to be most successful in all aspects.

Challenges Working With People:

In general, Caroline’s biggest challenge working within the broader community, there are co-morbid conditions that co-exist with gender dysphoria - including depression, bi-polar, etc.  Unfortunately, these are not always understood so the diagnoses are often a problem with a failure to treat the whole person.

Working with transmen - it is, generally speaking, a much easier group to work with these people.  They tend to have a very strong identity of being male - and they want hormone therapy fairly immediately.  Her team can quickly identify these individuals very easily.  Of course, there are people who are not as obvious - having a more feminine bearing initially.  It is her goal to not keep people in therapy too long and putting up roadblocks.  Their goal is to help people get to where they need to as quickly as possible.

Working with transwomen, it is much more difficult because, for some unknown reason, masculine socialization is very ingrained.  This means it can sometimes be difficult to help MtF individuals to acquire feminine characteristics.  Additionally, estrogen does nothing for modifying the voice.  It means there is a lot of work and challenge around doing vocal feminization.  Caroline actually started off as an opera singer many years ago - she uses her background in that to help teach people today, bodywork, movement, vocal techniques and more to help the transwomen blend.  This is probably the hardest part of the entire transition process for transwomen - it is work that the women have to work at, actively, every day - to change their voices and bearing.  There are a few surgeries that can aid in feminization of the voice-adjusting the pitch.  Both techniques are not very effective and one of those techniques is extremely dangerous and can result in permanent damage to the voice.

Resources and Advice on Transition:

Caroline refers people out for physical modifications or appearance changes early on - hair removal, haircuts or trims.  Helping people either grow their hair out or shorten it - to help them move through society in the earlier phases and steps of transition.  They get to them learn styling skills and techniques that they can grow into as things shift and change.

Transus City - Website www.transuscity.com.  This is a series of blogs that touches every subject around transgender individuals.   Caroline feels that this is one of the best resources out there for both the people going through a transition but also their families.  You cannot treat only the person - as part of the holistic approach is treating the entire family on the process. 

There are also lists of books that she recommends, including books like Transgender 101.

For someone who is considering transition - Caroline, of course, suggests that they call or reach out to her organization.  There are other gender therapists of course - but Caroline feels they are the best because of the holistic approach.  She also recommends not doing a lot of web research - there is a lot of false and crazy information out there.  Look for books recommended by some of the therapists and her group instead.

Caroline’s team present workshops on a continual basis - at hospitals to educate the professionals.  She has alliances with several hospitals and corporations and companies to help people be able to be better allies.  She also works and provides workshops for schools.   Many of the presentations they do are not open to the public - they are specific and targeted to clients and organization.  Some of these are focused around people transitioning successfully on the job or while at school.  Truman Medical Center is their newest ally.  It is critical that anyone who comes in touch with transgender people know their stuff.

When training people, the fundamental goal they have is reducing Bias.  Bias against the transgender people.  It is the biggest enemy that there is.  This is why they ensure that there are transmen and transwomen involved as part of their training - it is very hard to hate people up close.  Demystifying and putting a face helps remove the bias.

We welcome Caroline to our barnyard.  She identifies as a leopard. She believes that leopard is very sexy - she loves the fashion industry with all of the spots.  Additionally, she NEVER changes her spots - she has to be strong to do the work she is doing and to stand as an advocate and that is why she is a leopard.

About Our Guest:

Caroline Gibbs, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor, nationally and internationally recognized as an educator, advocate, and provider for this population. She understands the current DSM-5 diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria and differentiates among sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Working with this clientele requires specialization, comprising in part, an awareness of the impact of stress on gender dysphoria and the non-pathologizing of stress-related symptoms, and additionally, a particular knowledge of grief and bereavement as they manifest during the transgender client’s and his or her family’s journey. Caroline brings a deep respect for, and sensitivity to, the needs of families of origin, partners, children and friends, a familiarity with the diversity of gender expression and the transgender liberation movement, and an in-depth knowledge of mental health issues and psychotherapeutic techniques. She also has the ability to assess for mental illness, addictions, and trauma-related conditions. Caroline uses a holistic approach that includes psychological counseling, hormone treatment, psychiatric referrals, and surgery guidance among numerous other services. She follows the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care (formerly the Harry Benjamin International Gender Association) and complies with the HIPAA Privacy Practices. Caroline is a member of WPATH; the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE); and the American Educational Gender Information Services (AEGIS).

Finding Caroline:

Oct 30 2018

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BCBC - MondayMumblings - S1E013 - Transgender Current Issues

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Introduction

Of month topic: Issues Facing Trans/Intersex/Bi

Of hosts

Date.

Note:  .3-.5% of Americans  = roughly 1,300,000 people

Note on the GLAAD “Understanding” reports and National Center for Transgender Equality.

Ways we’ll be discussing the topic (Section Descriptions: Discrimination, Legal Challenges, Physical Safety)

Section 1 - Discrimination

                        Discrimination in Public Accommodations

                                    Public accommodations are places accessible to the public, such as retail stores, restaurants, parks, hotels, libraries, movie theatres, and banks. In a 2014 study conducted in Massachusetts, 65% of transgender people reported experiencing discrimination in a place of public accommodation in the past 12 months.

Discrimination in Employment

            Transgender people experience pervasive discrimination at work. Between 13% and 47% of transgender workers report being unfairly denied a job,9 and 78% report being harassed, mistreated, or discriminated against at work, as shown in

            Currently, only 18 states have clear laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression (see Figure 3 on the next page).12 There is no federal law that explicitly prohibits discrimination against transgender employees, but there are some protections in place. Both the U.S. Attorney General and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have interpreted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex,” to protect transgender workers.

Discrimination in Housing.

            one in five transgender people (19%) in the United States have been refused a home or apartment and more than one in ten (11%) have been evicted because of their gender identity.21 Homelessness is a critical issue for transgender people, with one in five having experienced homelessness at some time in their lives because of discrimination and family rejection

Discrimination in Education

            Schools are difficult places for transgender students as they regularly face discrimination, bullying, and harassment in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions. In one survey, 40% of gender non-confirming youtha reported being frequently harassed by their peers and 37% reported frequent verbal harassment and name calling.26

Across the United States, only 13 states have laws that clearly protect students against discrimination because of their gender identity and/or expression           

only 18 states expressly prohibit bullying on the basis of gender identity and/or expression (see Figure 6).29

A study in Massachusetts found that 19% of transgender respondents had postponed or avoided necessary care due to mistreatment or discrimination from health care workers.                                                              

Section 2 – Legal Challenges

                        Inaccurate Identity Documents

                                    Official identity documents—such as drivers’ licenses, birth certificates, and passports—that do not match a transgender person’s gender identity greatly complicate that person’s life. Non-matching identification can obstruct employment and travel, as well as expose transgender people to harassment, violence, refusal of service, job loss, and other problems.

                                    Only one-fifth (21%) of transgender people who have transitioned to living in accordance with their gender identity have been able to update all of their IDs and official records with the correct gender, and onethird (33%) had updated none of their IDs or records,

Marriage and Family

            Transgender people can be heterosexual, gay, lesbian, or bisexual, but regardless of their sexual orientation, they can often face myriad obstacles when it comes to marriage and parenting. For example, a transgender man who wants to marry a woman may still be seen as part of a same-sex couple and denied a marriage license in states that deny marriage to same-sex couples.

Depending on state law, the couple may be seen as a same-sex couple in one state and a heterosexual couple in another state, with their marriage becoming valid or invalid depending on their state of residence.

            Even when a transgender person has legal recognition of their transition and enters into a heterosexual marriage, courts have invalidated such marriages during legal disputes (for example, a transgender man dies and his employer denies benefits to his wife, arguing that the marriage was not valid).

Additionally, if a marriage or relationship dissolves, transgender parents may have their gender identity or expression used to deny them custody or visitation rights.57

Interactions with the Criminal Justice System

More than 2.4 million people are incarcerated in the United States; the country is home to 5% of the world’s population and 25% of its prisoners. Latinos are incarcerated at 2.5 times the rate of whites, and African Americans are at nearly 6 times the rate of whites.61 Transgender people and gender non-conforming people, particularly low-income people and people of color, face higher levels of policing and profiling, leading to higher levels of police harassment, imprisonment, and violence.

Higher levels of interaction with law enforcement inevitably leads to higher levels of arrest and incarceration for transgender people. Nearly one in six transgender people (16% overall, including 21% of transgender women) have been incarcerated at some point in their lives—far higher than the rate for the general population. Among black transgender people, nearly half (47%) have been incarcerated at some point.63

Immigration

            Transgender immigrants face many barriers to safety and economic security. Many transgender immigrants fled dangerous conditions in countries where being transgender is a crime, or where violence against transgender people is widespread and ignored or perpetrated by the government. Difficulty gaining legal status due to employment discrimination and family rejection, along with increased interactions with law enforcement, mean that transgender immigrants are more likely to be detained and/or deported.67 Once detained, transgender immigrants are especially vulnerable to sexual assault and other forms of abuse. Often held in prison-like conditions, transgender immigrants, including asylum seekers, are at high risk of sexual assault, denial of medical care, physical and mental abuse, and placement in solitary confinement

Section 3 - Physical Safety

Health

            Transgender people report low insurance rates and shockingly high rates of negative health outcomes.31

            Only 40% of respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey reported accessing health insurance through their current or former employer,34 compared to 44.6% of Americans.3

            Shockingly, 41% of respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey reported ever attempting suicide.45 This compares to 1.6% of all Americans who have reported attempting suicide.

Violence

            Twenty-six percent of respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey had been physically assaulted on at least one occasion because of antitransgender bias.48

            ransgender women and transgender people of color are much more vulnerable to violence, especially at the hands of law enforcement. In the 2013 Hate Violence Report, transgender women were four times more likely to experience police violence and six times more likely to experience physical violence when interacting with the police, compared to all respondents.50 Transgender people of color were more than two and a half times more likely to experience police violence and six times more likely to experience physical violence from the police compared to white non-transgender LGB respondents.51 In 2013, transgender women of color comprised more than half of all LGBT homicide victims.52

Transphobia:

– Believing that being transgender is a symptom of mental illness, a lie people tell, or a fad  (read more: Is being transgender a mental disorder?)

– Belittling non-binary people for not fully identifying as male or female.

– Requiring transgender people to use gendered facilities such as public bathrooms that are inconsistent with their identified gender.

– Evaluating the validity of someone’s gender identity based on their ability “pass” as cis.

http://queergrace.com/transphobia/

Good for definitions

GLAAD “Understanding Series”

https://www.glaad.org/publications/understanding-issues-facing-transgender-americans

http://www.lgbtmap.org/file/understanding-issues-facing-lgbt-americans.pdf

http://www.lgbtmap.org/file/understanding-issues-facing-bisexual-americans.pdf

Movement Advancement Project

www.lgbtmap.org

GLAAD

www.glaad.org

National Center for Transgender Equality

www.transequality.org

Transgender Law Center

www.transgenderlawcenter.org

Oct 29 2018

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BCBC - Nugget - S3-E0013 - Joe Baum - Gender Spectrum

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Welcome to the last nugget for our month of consent. Today we are excited to be speaking with Joel Baum of the Gender Spectrum organization.

The Madame got to sit down with Joel to learn about the Gender Spectrum - both as a topic of learning and as an organization. Joel’s organization does some amazing work to help with education around California - so you need to check out this episode.

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

Oct 25 2018

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BCBC - MondayMumblings - S3E012 - Gender Reveals - Be an Ally

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 In this MondayMumblings Monkey and Miss Laura talk about gender reveals and what you can do to be an ally and help support people with their gender identity.

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Oct 23 2018

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BCBC - Podcast - S3 EP012 - Q Wilson - Gender Queer

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Welcome to our third podcast of the gender spectrum, gender identity and gender transitions month.  Today Miss Laura and the Madame get to sit down with an old friend, Q Wilson, to talk about what it means to be Genderqueer, his journey of gender identity, and all the good things therein!

Q is a self-identified gender independent, queer, polyamorous leather boi.  His experience and background in many communities as an activist and educator allows him to bring us a unique point of view on gender and gender journeys.

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

About Our Guest: 

Q is a self-identified queer, gender independent, polyamorous leather boi. It’s well known that flirting is Q’s default mode of communication. He can often be found with a charming smile on his face or looking mischievous with the other bois. On rare occasions, this boi might even be found dancing on a table, for the right amount of money…for charity of course! A social justice activist for more than 20 years, Q consistently strives to bring together the various communities to which he belongs. He continues to seek avenues to actively serve as a bridge for the leather community’s kinky newcomers and it’s more established members, as well as those outside of the community, whenever possible.

Oct 23 2018

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BCBC - Nugget - S3-E0012 - Chrystal Bartlett - Gender Transition Coach

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Welcome to the third nugget for our month of consent.  Today we are excited to be speaking with Chrystal Bartlett, a gender transition coach out of North Carolina.

The Monkey got to sit down with Chrystal to understand what might be involved in gender transition coaching, resources available to people, and all of those important things.

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax deductible donation! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

Oct 18 2018

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Sex Toys October - Monkey & Miss Laura - Vibrating cockring - Adam & Eve

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Monkey and Miss Laura share their thoughts about a vibrating cockring from Adam & Eve.

Oct 17 2018

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BCBC - Podcast - S3 EP011 - Dana Prosser - A Journey of Transition

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Welcome to the third podcast for our month of consent.  Today we are excited to be speaking with boy Dana.  We were blessed to have Dana with the Professor and Monkey, sharing the details of his gender identity and transition journey, challenges along the way with depression and culture, the loss of family and friends and the arrival at some sage advice and a beautiful view of life.

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax deductible donation! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

About Our Guest:

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, boy Dana now resides in Baltimore, Maryland with his Owner, Mademoiselle Ceci. he’s a charter member of The 7 Guardsmen, BLUF member #2973, an alumni member of Onyx SE, an associate member of HOTFF of Toronto, honorary member of the Panthers LLC of Atlanta and a full member of Hooker & Boys.

Oct 16 2018

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Monday Mumblings S1E011 101518 Gender History

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Welcome to the third Monday Mumbling for October 2018. This Monday we are really excited to be talking about some of the history of Intersex and Transgender Individuals - roles that they played in important times in our worlds and the changes in perceptions that have followed through from ancient times to today.

There is a lot to talk about this month - and I know we are barely scratching the surface.  We would LOVE to hear back from you about more things, topics, comments, and guests we could be talking to - and if you would like us to do another month on Gender in 2019.

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax-deductible donation! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

Oct 15 2018

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BCBC - MondayMumblings - S1E010 - Interexed Individuals

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This Monday we are really excited to be talking about Gender, including the Journey of Gender Explorations and Questioning and even Gender Transitions. There is a lot to talk about this month - and I know we are barely scratching the surface.  In fact we are only in our second week on this topic - if you missed us last week - go check out all of the amazing episodes on Gender including two educational and entertaining interviews with doctors from Mount Sinai, Monkey's own gender identity story involving a loved one, and the Monday Mumbling on the Gender Spectrum.

We would LOVE to hear back from you about more things, topics, comments, and guests we could be talking to - and if you would like us to do another month on Gender in 2019.

Speaking of which - 2019 is JUST around the corner.  We have topics for the first few months - and are looking for input from all of you as to what you would like to hear.  If you are listening in our App - send us a message, if not, go to our website or drop us an email at BCBCPODCAST@BCBCPODCAST.com and let us know about topics you would like to hear.  We need ideas for what to talk about, guests to have - remember - we produce content for you to listen to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week!  So that means we need to hear from you!

So - back to October.  Happy October 8 everyone.  Do you know what that means?  It means it is Monkey and the Professor's favorite time of year - only 3 more weeks (and 2 days if you want to be precise) until Halloween!  Let’s not mention anything beyond Halloween - this is a sacred time and deserves ALL of our attention.  Remember to send us your costume pictures and #sexiestbarnyard!

Today the Monkey and Madame are sitting down to burst some bubbles of misunderstanding around the topic of Intersex and to shed a bit of understanding on this often misunderstood population.  This is a bit of a technical discussion around genetics and such but really fascinating!

 For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax deductible donation! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

Oct 12 2018

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BCBC Nugget S3-E0011 101118 Elle Girl Inside

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Welcome to the second nugget for our month of consent.  Today we are excited to be speaking with Elle - founder of the Facebook Community, Girl Inside

The Madame and Monkey got to sit down with Elle about her transition, the support of her family, and the rapidly growing community she has built to tell her story through memes and more on Facebook.

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes:www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax-deductible donation!Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

Oct 11 2018

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BCBC - Podcast - S3EP010 - Trystan Angel Reese - Gender Identity and Pregnancy

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Welcome to the second podcast for our month of consent.  Today we are excited to be speaking with Trystan Angel Reese.  Trystan became famous several years ago when he became well known as the “Pregnant Man” - choosing to have a baby with his partner Biff and pause his hormone therapy that was aiding him in his transition to appearing male.

The Madame and Monkey got to sit down with Trystan about his transition, changes from becoming a parent, and the journey he continues today as he looks forward to the next steps in making his body his own.

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax-deductible donation! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

About Our Guest: 

Trystan Reese is a transgender man who has been working in the LGBT movement his entire adult life. He started out as an organizer on political campaigns, spending eight years persuading self-identified homophobes while working on ballot measures all over the country. Last year his family exploded into the national spotlight when they chose to have a biological child that Trystan gave birth to. Trystan lives in Portland with Biff and their three amazing kids. They can collectively be found on social media as “Biff and I.”

Oct 09 2018

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BCBC - Nugget - S3 - Dr. Barbara Chubak talks to us about gender and sex

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Welcome to the first Nugget of October 2018 - our month on Gender Identity, the Gender Spectrum, and Gender Transitions.  We are really excited about this month so make sure you checked out our three earlier episodes this week - Monday, October 1’s Monday Mumbling on the Gender Spectrum, Tuesdays Podcast with Dr. Raj Purohit of Mount Sinai on Gender Affirmation Surgery and Procedures and Monkeys Blog yesterday on his Gender Identity Experiences.

In Today’s Episode:

We are really excited about Dr. Chubak’s return to the barnyard.  If you did not catch her earlier visit - you can go back and listen to her from our month on Professional Services where she spoke to us about good ways to find a doctor that will be your partner in your health journey.

Today, Monkey got to sit down with Dr. Chubak again to talk about Gender.  As a reminder, Barbara Chubak is a medical doctor at Mount Sinai and an assistant professor with the Department of Urology.  She did many things before becoming a doctor, ranging from secretarial work to being a bioethicist,  She is full of so much information and knowledge - we knew she would be a frequent visitor and long-term resident of the barnyard.

In Dr. Chubak’s work - she has an intake form where she asks new patients to her practice to fill out a questionnaire.  Her first contact with patients, even before meeting them face to face, is to include the questions of preferred name and preferred pronoun as part of her standard intake.  She finds this helpful to really relate to her patients.  Of course, she does sometimes get pushback from her patients with these questions.  She uses those pushbacks to initiate conversations as to the reasons why people are pushing back and why she feels it is important.

Gender Identities and Terminologies:

As always, we do like to find out the definitions people use for some of the common terms around each month's topics.

Cisgender - having a gender identity that is consonant with one’s biological sex.  In other words, they match.

Transgender -This definition is not universally true as trans-culture is growing and evolving and accepting more in the realm of gender fluidity and non-binary genders.  Transgender started its foundations under the binary gender construct where there was a female gender and a male gender.  The idea behind transgender was that someone would transition their gender so that their outsides matched their internal identification of gender, which is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the assigned sex at birth.

Gender Transitions are the processes by which someone changes their physical appearance to match their gender identity through a series of physical changes.  There are many different choices that can be made along that pathway and many extremes or minimums that can be chosen.  Changes may be hormone therapy or surgical actions.  There are additional socialization trainings and re-educations that can be undergone as well.

Urology Concerns in Transgender Patients

At every step of the way through the transitioning process, there are different needs from a medical standpoint.  The one constant are the emotional needs of the people who are transitioning.  It is critical to provide a supportive, reasonably non-judgemental environment so these individuals can feel comfortable and safe.  The safety is critical because transgender people are going through extraordinary changes.

Transgender Youth:

 Friends and family and a supportive network is really important.  Moral and emotional support is really essential.  This is even more important when it is children that are transgendered who are going through transition processes.  The current medical guidelines around youth are pretty strongly in support of delaying puberty changes in order to simplify the transitioning process once the child is grown enough to provide their own legal consent.  This is very controversial both inside and outside the medical community.

At a recent WPATH conference, several conversations were held around these topics.  Several doctors noted that they have been encouraging parents of transgender youth to allow the kids to receive the medications to slow or prevent puberty as the kids grow up and explore their gender identities and dysphoria.   The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health.

Further complications involve the fluidity and ever-changing aspect of each of us as we grow and live and experience the world.  The benefit of simply delaying puberty is that nothing is being done that is permanent - time and space are being provided so that the transgender kid can really make a final decision as to proceed or return to puberty.  There are minimal risks to delaying puberty - of course, any medication does have risks.  That is the nature of the game, but delaying puberty is fairly minimal from a medical stance.  There are also social and cultural considerations that need to be considered - being the only kid in school not going through puberty can be stressful on a different level.

Advice to People Considering Transitions:

Dr. Chubak suggests that if someone is interested in moving through the transition, that they just throw it out there to your primary care physician, and asking if they are comfortable helping you through the transition.  Additionally asking for referrals to other doctors.  It takes a team of different medical experts working together to facilitate a safe and healthy transition.

Medical Ethics and Transgender Patients:

Historically, transgender patients were not always treated very well or kindly by the medical field.  Over time that has changed. 

Currently, in the medical field, the pathologization of transgender is really the most important shift.  The medicalization of any conditions and functions is morally controversial.  Whereas in the past, being transgendered was very clearly defined as being mentally unwell or ill or suffering from insanity.  In recent years, the DSM has been updated to remove these conditions.  This means medical thought has had a shift away from suggesting these patients as crazy and sick and instead suggests that these conditions are part of the human condition.  Variations in the human experience are accommodated by the medical field - not vilified. 

The caveat to all of this is, of course, the way that once accesses medical anything.  All medical treatments require a diagnosis.  That means there is still a bit of tension between doctor and patient - a diagnosis if gender dysphoria must be made to justify doing the medical procedures and to work within the realm of insurance and such.

Barbara is still a part of barnyard as a proud sheep!  Come visit her!

About Our Guest: Dr. Barbara Chubak, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In addition to providing general urologic care, she specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction for all patients, regardless of sex, gender, orientation, or congenital condition. She is particularly committed to addressing the sexual health needs of women and other populations who have been historically marginalized and underserved, while also attending to the voiding dysfunctions and pain syndromes with which they are frequently comorbid. Dr. Chubak received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins, while also earning a master’s degree in the history of medicine. Her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine was bracketed by fellowships in bioethics and sexual medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Her clinical and research pursuits are informed by all of these disciplines, to ensure care that is culturally competent and respectful of differing perspectives without compromising reliance on scientific evidence. In addition to this academic training, Dr. Chubak is certified in prosthetic surgery by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and in vulvoscopy by the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. As a member of these and other professional organizations, she is active in medical education and peer-review both in the United States and abroad and has been recognized by the American Urological Association for excellence in research. Currently, Dr. Chubak’s research is focused on cross-cultural comparisons in care for sexual dysfunction, and on expanding patient-centered outcomes to include intimate partners. She is also concerned by the scarcity of scientific evidence available to support some of the most popular and expensive energy, stem-cell, and cytokine-based therapies currently in use for treatment of female sexual dysfunction. As a clinician, she is dedicated to providing safe, effective, and patient-empowering medical and surgical care. For more information about Dr. Chubak and to provide her your feedback, please click here: http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/barbara-m-chubak or by Twitter @drbarbarachubak.

Resources and Links:

https://www.transadvocate.com/transgender-pathologization_n_12247.htm

http://transformingcareconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Biological-Sex-and-the-Pathologization-of-Transgender-Identities.pdf

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gender-dysphoria-dsm-5_n_3385287

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/where-transgender-is-no-longer-a-diagnosis/

https://www.advocate.com/news/2011/11/17/how-do-i-find-trans-friendly-doctor

http://transcaresite.org/

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/transgender-healthcare-why-finding-trained-doctor-still-hurdle-n594741

Oct 04 2018

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BCBC - Blog - Monkey Chatter - Oct 3 2018 - Kicking off Gender Month with a Personal Story

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Monkey kicks off this month's Gender and Transition Journeys with a personal story and hope.

To read the blog and more head on over to the www.bcbcpodcast.com website.

thanks

Monkey

Oct 03 2018

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BCBC - Podcast - S3EP009 - Dr, Raj Purohit - Gender Affirmation Surgery

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Welcome to the first podcast of October 2018.  This is our month on topics around the theme of Gender Identity, the Gender Spectrum, and Gender Transitions.  We have a really packed month - with 5 amazing Monday Mumblings, 5 podcasts, 5 blogs, and 4 nuggets.  Make sure you stay tuned in to all of our episodes!

In This Episode: 

Today Monkey and the Professor got to chat with Dr. Raj Purohit.  Dr. Raj was born in Rajasthan, India (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajasthan) but grew up in the midwest - he is a Michigander at heart.  He left Michigan to study history and political theory in college - at Williams.  He believes that background certainly informs many of his decisions and things he is very passionate about - he grew up in a family of artists and doctors.  In medical school, he took a year off to apprentice with a painter in Rajasthan.  He attributes his apprenticeship and painting to have a significant impact on how he views surgery. 

He came back to the US, finished his medical training at Columbia, went on to UCSF for his internship in surgery and residency in urology.  He did a Fellowship in pelvic reconstructive surgery - this is where he developed an interest in cis gendered patients originally - in reconstructing the urethra from trauma and complications, and ultimately shifted his focus to developing the Gender Affirmation Surgery program at Mount Sinai a year ago.

Dr. Raj made the decision to go into medicine because of his strong family background in medicine, where many of his family members are also doctors.  His wife and sister-in-law are both doctors as well.  You could consider medicine to be a family business.  Even with that, something sparked within him when he entered the operating room for the first time - it was a sense of belonging and home and passion.  He sees the surgical suite as a controlled environment, whereas a surgeon, he is an artist - painting the body and bringing out the beauty from within the canvas.  Surgery is where he finds his balance in both art and medicine.

We started off with a very high-level overview of what is involved in Gender Reassignment.  To begin with, the preferred term is Gender Affirmation - because what is really happening is helping the person become externally what they are already internally - it merely affirms their gender identity. At no point are they really assigning a gender to the patient - that patient is already the gender they are on the path to appearing as.  We really love that terminology and phrasing.  As Dr. Raj states - the doctors are not assigning or giving the patient a new gender - they are only uncovering what is already there, the gender the person already feels exists. 

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So - Gender Affirmation Surgery typically involves some level of reconstruction on the body so that the body will fit the gender that the person already identifies as.  Patients have already gone through hormonal therapy and have had changes in their bodies to reflect the correct gender profile.

These surgeries are broadly split into two groupings - Top Surgery and Bottom Surgery (https://www.plasticsurgery.org/reconstructive-procedures/gender-confirmation-surgeries). 

For transwomen (assigned male at birth, but identify as female) the surgery may entail:

For transmen (assigned female at birth but identify as a male) the surgery may entail: (https://www.ftmsurgery.net/)

  • Breast Reduction/Removal
    • includes bilateral mastectomy (removal of the breasts) and male chest contouring
  • Hysterectomy
    • removes the uterus, and may also include the removal of the cervix as well as the ovaries and Fallopian Tubes
  • Creation of a Phallus and/or Testicles
    • Through the implantation of a penile and/or testicular prosthesis to provide the ability to have erections.

Dr. Raj stressed that this is really a continuum of options - not every trans individual will have all of these surgeries or go through hormones or have implants - it is a very individual decision as to what a person wants to do and go through.  They may do one or two of these options, none of them or all of them.  As a surgeon, he believes his job is the help the patient achieve a body that they are comfortable with, and who they want to be.

Pre-Surgical Requirements:

We spoke with Dr. Raj on counseling for gender affirmation procedures - what is involved, what is required.  Keep in mind that different locations (states, countries) have different requirements on counseling and other things that must be completed prior to gender affirmation surgery can occur.  All patients do require a psychiatric evaluation before being approved to move forward with surgery - this is very much the case when it comes to some of the more involved surgeries like phalloplasty and vaginoplasty.  Most centers require that patients live in that gender identity for at least a year and that they are additionally on hormone therapy for at least one year prior to surgery.

The delays before surgery are not really about ensuring people do not change their minds.  Really, by living in the gender identity they relate to, it provides them with experience with the varied receptions within society, their jobs, etc.  That may impact the medical care that is then available to them post-surgery.  It is important that access to proper medical attention post surgery is readily available for the patient’s well being in the long term.  Unfortunately many during this year of living in their gender find themselves ostracized, or being terminated for their place of employment - both scenarios having significant impacts on their lives overall.

Hormone Therapy:

The therapy treatments with transmen and transwomen are obviously different.  The aim of hormone therapy is to make transgender people feel more at ease within their bodies, both physically and psychologically.  Hormone therapy is usually the first treatment that trans people want to have and, for some, it may be the only treatment they need. Some people find that they get sufficient relief from taking hormones so that they do not need to change their gender role or have surgery.

Transmen (FTM)

For trans men (FTM) who have been born into "typically female bodies" (i.e., bodies that have functional ovaries), as well as trans men who were born into intersex bodies, the goal of testosterone therapy is to induce and maintain the presence of masculine secondary sex characteristics.  Addition of testosterone is the therapy - this is a very dominant hormone making it an easier treatment for transmen.  There are many changes that occur almost immediately with the administration of testosterone. In FTM testosterone therapy, testosterone (often called "T" for short) can be administered into the body in a number of ways. The most common method is intramuscular injection with a syringe. Other delivery methods include transdermal application through gel, cream, or patch applied to the skin; orally by swallowing tablets (this method is uncommon as it has been shown to have negative effects on the liver); sublingually/buccally by dissolving a tablet under the tongue or against the gums; or by a pellet inserted under the skin. The T-delivery method used will depend on the type of medication available in the country of treatment, the health risks/benefits for the patient, personal preference, and cost. Testosterone is not stored by the body for future use, so in order to maintain healthy levels, it must be administered in timed intervals and in appropriate dosages. Injectable and subcutaneous T pellets remain active in the body the longest. Injectable T is typically administered between once a week to once every three weeks, and subcutaneous T pellets are replaced every 3-4 months. Transdermal T (patch, gel, or cream) is typically applied to the skin in smaller daily doses; oral and sublingual/buccal T are also typically taken daily.

Transwomen (MTF): 

Transwomen have a more complicated approach to hormone therapy.  It tends to be a combination of adding feminine hormones while simultaneously blocking male hormones.  The goal of feminizing hormone therapy is the development of female secondary sex characteristics and suppression/minimization of male secondary sex characteristics. 

Estrogen is not a very dominant hormone - treatment with estrogen is combined with a testosterone blocker like spironolactone (this blocks the production of testosterone at a cellular level).  There are many formulations of both estrogen and the testosterone blockers that can be provided to the person going through therapy - pills, injections, etc.

With the combination treatment, increased fat levels in the body can be seen, reduced testes sizes and the growth of breasts, among many other physical changes.  

The transformation of the physical bodies with hormone therapy can start within a few weeks to months but will continue over time.  The effects in a couple months may not give a complete indication of where things will continue to progress.

The Challenges of Surgery for Transmen:

Transmen do not typically go forward with the bottom surgeries - phalloplasty - at the time of this recording - the general opinion is that those surgeries are not very optimal.  Constructing a new penis is a very difficult challenge - and functional penis creation is difficult and dangerous.  The idea would be a penis that can experience erections, that can be urinated through (so peeing standing up is possible), and that can provide pleasurable sensations through touch. 

Broadly speaking there are two ways that a penis can be constructed.  The first is clitoral enlargement (3 to 8 times) that occurs from the taking of testosterone.  A new penis can be created from the enlarged clitoris.  Additional skin flaps can be used to create a new urinary tube.  This provides sensation and urination.  The downside is that erections are not possible because the anatomy involved in erections cannot be created within this structure.  Obviously, there is a small amount of fullness through stimulation but it is not really an erection.  The second downside is that the clitoris can only enlarge so much - a couple inches at most, so you are left with a fairly small penis - and many are not satisfied with that size.  The significant benefit is that the surgery is easy and has a high rate of success with low risk of complications.

The second methodology for bottom surgery is the phalloplasty. This is where some tissues from another part of the body is used to create a brand new penis.  You can create a tube within a tube - the first time is a penis, the second is the urethra.  You can implant as well a penile prosthesis to enable an erection.  You can have a penis with quite a good size.  The downside is that sensation is very limited and not the same as the clitoris.  The additional downside is a very high complication rate - scar tissue, infection, etc.  At this point, the best way to avoid these is not figured out.  Much debate and research is still ongoing.

Dr. Raj believes a future possibility might be penile transplants.  A number of transwomen are removing their penis - that might be one source for the transmen.  That may provide a penis with all three criteria.  There is, however, a very long way to go to get the immunology, sensation, and functions correctly.  There is precedent in penile transplants - a Massachusetts General trauma patient had their pelvis blown off.  The surgery was successful there so that leads to possibilities in the future for transmen.

Surgery for Transwomen:

Vaginoplasty is a far more common procedure than phalloplasty.  The complication rates are significantly lower than other surgeries - it is truly a technique that appears to have been optimized for success. 

These surgeries come in a few different flavors - the most common is the penile inversion surgery.  The penis is inverted back into the cavity and the outer skin becomes the vagina inner walls.  Sometimes skin grafts are added from the scrotum to deepen the cavity.  The benefit here is that you have sensation.  The former head of the penis becomes tailored into the clitoris.  It is a functional and sensational surgery - providing transwomen with the benefits they would seek from a bottom surgery.  The vagina must then be dilated for the rest of their life to avoid a long-term complication of scarring down but essentially this is a fairly optimal procedure.  Additionally cosmetically this surgery looks amazing. 

What Dr. Raj finds most fascinating is that each center who performed these bottom surgeries historically had developed their own techniques but it is only in the last few years that there has been a sharing of the information so that the group knowledge can work together for better ways to treat patients, with fewer complications and more successes.  It is also moving the industry towards a standardization in procedures that include what works. 

There is a fairly good overview with FAQs on this subject that you can download http://www.teni.ie/attachments/9ea50d6e-1148-4c26-be0d-9def980047db.PDF

The Cost of Transition:

This is a question that comes up all the time.  Unfortunately, there is no simple answer and it will often depend on insurance coverage and such.  Many insurances will not cover all or any of the procedures, hormones, etc.  Many will.

In general terms, Dr. Raj suggested most insurances will cover hormones.  Blue states tend to cover some or all of the surgeries - whereas many red states do not cover these at all.  For patients that do not have insurance, cannot get Medicaid, or some from states where the insurance will not cover the procedures the surgical costs can range anywhere from $20,000 - $50,000 dollars.  The cumulative costs of hormones can be expensive over the course of a lifetime but are not crazy on a monthly basis.

The great thing about today’s world versus a few years ago is there is more and more of a push to include and cover these surgeries than ever before.  Dr. Raj does not believe gender affirmation surgery as a choice - he believes it is a necessity to someone’s health and well being.  This follows the way the medical and insurance industries are moving - these surgeries are no longer considered simply to be a vanity.  Being in the wrong body has significant physical effects on health and well being.  Doing the surgery results in a reduction of mental health issues that can also then lead to less physical health issues.

“This is something as doctors we can fix, so why should we not fix it?”

The Impact of Age on Transition:

Currently, in society, there are seeing more children (pre-pubescent) and young teens moving towards gender transition.  This is often done through postponing puberty through the use of drugs to suppress hormones.  This is a very controversial topic - both in society and within the medical community.  There is not great data on this topic and on the long-term effects of postponing puberty. 

What is known - many children under the age of 12 (puberty) may identify as a gender that they were not assigned to at birth.  The majority of those kids will identify as the gender they were born with later in life.  There is no real debate for these kids and doing hormone therapy - they are unlikely to continue on with the transition as they get older.  The real debate is what to do about those kids who are 12 years and entering adolescence and entering puberty.  There are studies that have shown that once puberty is hit and after, the gender is fairly fixed and is unlikely to change as they get older.  That means that they are not likely to change their gender identity back to what it was assigned at birth - it is established in their identity.  This is where the question comes into play - should puberty be stopped and/or should hormone therapy be initiated so that those secondary sex characteristics of the assigned birth gender do not develop.  Questions around early surgery are also being debated.  A lack of data makes outcomes uncertain - would they provide better outcomes with earlier surgeries or would there be additional challenges because of coming growth.

For risks and things to be aware of for children, Dr. Raj suggested that parents should speak to an endocrinologist.  This is their area of expertise and they can advise if there are and are not things to keep in mind.

Resources for Parents:

There are a lot of websites - but the best in Dr. Raj’s mind is the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (https://www.wpath.org/).  This site is used by medical professions as well and contains accurate well-vetted information.  Many other sites out there may be full of misinformation.  It includes standards of care, risks, questions, and so much more.

Other resources include Lambda Legal (https://www.lambdalegal.org/).  This organization is geared toward LGBT issues and has a lot of amazing references present for parents.

Transitions in Older Generations: 

The older generations - considered geriatric, are making a lot more of a splash in transitions.  There are more articles out in the world about people in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s going through gender affirmations and transitions.  Dr. Raj notes he is seeing an uptake of people across all age ranges, but he is highly impressed by the older people who come in.  They have lived with the social ostracization through their years.  Now as the world is becoming more supportive, they seem to be able to feel safe in moving forward.  The courage the older generations have lived with their entire lives, to now come forward with the transition is a true inspiration to Dr. Raj.

Later transitions have different risks than those done at a younger age.  One the one hand there are social risks for gender transitions - groups of friends and peers may not support the transition and it may result in a loss of companions and loved ones in their social network.  This can result in feelings of loneliness and feelings of isolation.  There are also risks of hormonal therapy in older transmen versus younger men.  Testosterone can increase blood count and the risk of high blood pressure and sleep apnea and cholesterol.  This means these are things that need to be monitored more deeply.  There are also concerns of prostate cancer for transwomen who are then put onto hormones.   It is unknown if there need to be more screening, testing, and treatment around the prostate. 

Surgeries for gender affirmation are all serious lengthy surgeries with risks.  Older patients may not be great candidates depending on their health - but as always, Dr. Raj does what he can to help his patients, young and old, do as much as they can to become the physical body they identify with.  The patients often have to assess the risks for themselves as well.

Long-Term Health Risks that May Result from Gender Affirmation Surgery:

Unfortunately, there is not a lot of really good data on the long-term risks associated with gender transitions.  A few things that are known however are the risks associated with the hormone therapy.  Patients taking testosterone to run higher risks of increased blood count, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol.  They also tend to gain weight and may develop acne.  For estrogen, there is a higher risk of gallstones, clots, cholesterol issues, cardiac disease, and high blood pressure.  The things that are debated but there is no immediate proof is the increase in breast cancer for those on estrogen and progesterone.  There is no data, yet, that testosterone can increase the risks of uterine and breast and ovarian cancer in transmen. 

 Ultimately all these questions require more research and research dollars to look into.

Pregnancy and Hormone Therapy:

Following some of the conversations we had this month, we were curious as to known complications from stopping hormone therapy as a transman to get pregnant.  Dr. Raj suggested a few things to consider - normalizing hormones to that of a gender female before getting pregnant and possible concerns for the baby from the additional testosterone in the system.  These are also situations that do not have a lot of real research to understand what the possibilities are.

Resources at Mount Sinai:

Mount Sinai has one of the best online resources available to people.  They have spent time and commitment in developing one of the best transition centers in the world.  They have created a multidisciplinary team to ensure that they can work strongly in a coordinated care method on the patients’ behalf.  They have also developed two Fellowship programs within the gender affirmation field.  In Dr. Raj’s opinion, Mount Sinai is moving the field forward through training and procedure development.  The research there is also pulling data together for long-term understanding and improvement.

Parting Words:

Dr. Raj likes to think about what appeals to him about the transgender community and the work he does.  Some of the patients he has come from very supportive environments and can make the transitions easily.  However too many others face ostracization, employment loss and os much more  He inquires of each of our listeners - what are you willing to give up absolutely everything so that you can be true to yourself? 

Dr. Raj joins our barnyard today - he identifies as a pig in our barnyard.  He does not mind to get dirty and to spent time flopping around in the mud.  Pigs are also very intelligent animals and he believes that also indicates a part of his personality.

About Our Guest:

Dr. Rajveer Purohit is the Director of Voiding Dysfunction and Reconstructive Urology and Associate Professor of Urology at The Mount Sinai Hospital.  He has performed over 400 complex reconstructive surgical procedures including urethroplasty for urethral strictures with grafts and flaps, surgery for complications of radiation therapy, treatment of mesh complications and complications of pelvic surgery such as incontinence and maintains a particular interest in transgender surgery.  In addition, Dr. Purohit has continued to maintain an interest in general urology including surveillance for cancer, vasectomy, urinary problems, sexual dysfunction, and work-up for hematuria and elevated PSA.

Dr. Purohit graduated Magna Cum Laude from Williams College and earned his medical degree (MD) and Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University before completing his surgical internship and urology residency at the University of California in San Francisco. While there he trained with one of the pioneers of male urethral reconstruction and then completed a fellowship with Dr. Jerry Blaivas in pelvic reconstruction and voiding dysfunction and was on the clinical faculty at New York Presbyterian for over 10 years before joining Mount Sinai.

He has been listed in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors in New York City. He has been awarded the Pfizer Scholars in Urology,  AUA/Praecis Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, Society of Medicine and Reproductive Urology Travel Scholar award, a California Urology Foundation Grant and an Arnold P. Gold Fellowship and multiple Patient Choice and Compassionate Doctor awards.

Finding Dr. Raj!

Mount Sinai Department of Urology:  https://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/rajveer-s-purohit

Twitter:  @DrUroRecon

Additional Resources and Links:

www.wpath.com

www.Lambdaleagle.com

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/06/26/starbucks-to-pay-for-all-transgender-staffs-surgeries/

https://nypost.com/2017/03/29/transgender-wwii-veteran-comes-out-as-a-woman-at-90/

https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2018-05-25/what-is-gender-affirming-surgery

https://www.plasticsurgery.org/reconstructive-procedures/gender-confirmation-surgeries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWdtByPm9a4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGkiC3Y8kk0

https://health.howstuffworks.com/medicine/surgeries-procedures/transgender-voice-surgery.htm

https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/vaginoplasty-and-labiaplasty-procedures#1

https://www.ftmsurgery.net/

http://www.teni.ie/attachments/9ea50d6e-1148-4c26-be0d-9def980047db.PDF

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-feminizing-therapy

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a52196/what-its-like-to-transition-transgender-man/

https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/bottom-surgery

Oct 02 2018

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Welcome to the first Monday Mumbling for October 2018. This Monday we are really excited to be talking about Gender, including the Journey of Gender Explorations and Questioning and even Gender Transitions. There is a lot to talk about this month - and I know we are barely scratching the surface. We would LOVE to hear back from you about more things, topics, comments, and guests we could be talking to - and if you would like us to do another month on Gender in 2019.

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax-deductible donation! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

Oct 01 2018

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Welcome to our final tasty little nugget for our month on Consent.  Today the Madame was blessed to sit down with Christine and Liz from the organization Cultures of Consent. Cultures of Consent has a goal of creating cultures of consent, respect, and positive sexuality.  Since this is right in line with our entire month, we thought it was a great place to wrap up our topics on Consent!

Cultures of Consent is a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving youth and adults in the Northeastern United States. They focus on teaching about consent, rape culture and healthy relationships through age-appropriate modules and through raising awareness online. Christine is the Founder and Director of Education and Liz is the Executive Director.

Check out this talk, and we will be having Christine and Liz back during our parenting month to talk about teaching consent to children!

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax-deductible donation! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

Sep 27 2018

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Written by Miss Laura and read by the Monkey... This is Miss Laura's look at consent in music.

To review the whole list and read her blog, head over to www.bcbcpodcast.com

Sep 27 2018

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Welcome to the third podcast for our month of consent.  Today we are excited to be speaking with Robert Kandell.  Robert Kandell hailed as “part football coach, part loving dad, and part slightly crazed drill sergeant”, Robert Kandell has spent the last 20 years helping people re-energize their lives and build better relationships and sex through more honest and authentic connection and communication.

Miss Laura and the Professor got to sit down with Robert about consent, and why consent is sexy.

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax-deductible donation! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

Sep 25 2018

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Welcome to the fourth Monday Mumbling for September 2018 - this is our month on Consent and we are really excited to have an entire month dedicated to speaking about consent.  It is our hope that we can talk about consent, educate a few people and have a bit of fun doing it so it is easier to learn.  We believe there are so many more things about consent than simply talking about sexual consent - and throughout the month we try to shed some light.  If we missed anything, please drop us a note and let us know! Today Monkey and the Madame sit down to talk about Consent Violations and Consent Accidents.  There are a lot of questions about if consent violations can or cannot be accidents, and a range of ideas of what may be involved in a consent violation.  Monkey and the Madame walk you through a discussion of examples and frameworks to help you understand the difference and how to navigate both situations - because if a boundary has been reached - there is still pain and an impact on the people involved.

For more information, please visit our website and check out the show notes: www.bcbcpodcast.com And remember - you can like us on all the social media, subscribe to our channel, download our episodes, become a Patreon supporter and so much more!  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so you can also make a tax deductible donation! Website:  www.bcbpodcast.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BCBCPodcast/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Instagram:  https://twitter.com/BCBCPodcast Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/BCBCPodcast

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