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For transgender men, pain of menstruation is more than just physical
NBC "News" ^ | Jan. 11, 2020, 10:38 AM CST | Chloe Atkins

Posted on 01/12/2020 3:49:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum

Safety concerns and a lack of access to menstruation products are among the issues trans and gender-nonconforming people face during "that time of the month."

When transgender model and activist Kenny Ethan Jones experienced his first period, he faced both physical and psychological pain. Initially, Jones, who had not yet come out as trans at the time, felt like he was losing control and didn’t understand what was happening to his body. However, one thing was clear: He didn’t feel like himself.

“I didn’t believe that having periods would be a part of my lived experience,” Jones told NBC News. “I felt isolated; everything about periods was tailored to girls, yet me, a boy, was experiencing this and nothing in the world documented that.”

He currently experiences a wide range of challenges with his monthly bleeding, especially when it comes to getting his hands on menstrual hygiene products.

“Having a period already causes me a lot of [gender] dysphoria, but this dysphoria becomes heightened when I have to shop for a product that is labeled as ‘women’s health’ and in most cases, is pretty and pink,” Jones explained.

Some transgender and gender-nonconforming people who menstruate, like Jones, say when the products are categorized as women’s products, they can feel alienated — and may even avoid purchasing them altogether.

“I’ve definitely seen a positive shift with the discussion around women experiencing periods, but the stigma towards trans men, nonbinary and intersex individuals having them is still alive and well,” said Jones, who gained attention in 2018 when he was the face of a U.K.-based menstruation company’s ad campaign. “People are still reluctant to the idea that it’s not only women that experience periods.”

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1 posted on 01/12/2020 3:49:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My ovaries are killing me!


2 posted on 01/12/2020 3:51:01 PM PST by OSHA (What did I come in here for?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Who is more delusional, the author or rhe trans?


3 posted on 01/12/2020 3:51:55 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Sorry, your race card has been declined. Can you present any other form of argument?")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Huh?! Alice Cooper sang it...Only Women Bleed...


4 posted on 01/12/2020 3:52:07 PM PST by abigkahuna (How can you be at two places at once when you are nowhere at all?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We need to start building a whole lot of new insane asylums.


5 posted on 01/12/2020 3:53:32 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Do they bleed out their ****???


6 posted on 01/12/2020 3:53:32 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Trump didn’t want an AG, he wanted a consigliere.)
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7 posted on 01/12/2020 3:53:41 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Yes,it's well known that some women...and perhaps many women...experience varying degrees of discomfort during their periods.

How can this *possibly* be news?

8 posted on 01/12/2020 3:54:48 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election)
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transgender model and activist Kenny Ethan

Too bad he lives in a time when it’s not treated as the mental disorder that it is.


9 posted on 01/12/2020 3:55:20 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Keep in mind, we're not talking about men here. Men can't have periods. We're talking about women who are pretending to be men.

Isn't participating in this great delusion fun?

10 posted on 01/12/2020 3:55:35 PM PST by Drew68
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"His" problem is not physical, it is mental. This crap has got to stop. Rabid leftists are leading, FORCING, us down a road to insanity where nothing makes sense and the rules, morals, everything changes by the minute to the whims of the zeitgeist.We are here:“If there are no absolutes by which to judge society, then society is absolute.” Francis Schaeffer, How Shall We Then Live? (Old Tappan NJ: Fleming H Revell Company, 1976), p. 224.
12 posted on 01/12/2020 3:55:59 PM PST by Fungi
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“For transgender men, pain of menstruation is more than just physical”

Maybe you’re not taking enough testosterone tablets sweetie...I mean sir.


13 posted on 01/12/2020 3:56:16 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

These are the people who supposedly revere science.

Is that freaking amazing, or what?


14 posted on 01/12/2020 3:57:26 PM PST by samtheman (I hope someone close to Trump is reading FR every day.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Good Lord - who writes this sh!t?


15 posted on 01/12/2020 3:57:33 PM PST by QBFimi (It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world... Tarfon)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He’s crazy.

L


16 posted on 01/12/2020 3:58:05 PM PST by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: gibsonguy

She. Kenny is really a She.


17 posted on 01/12/2020 3:58:27 PM PST by EvilCapitalist (If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: eyeamok
I've been very alienated ever since I realized I was a hen and yet have never been capable of laying an egg.

MSM please document my plight!

Government please do something to save me!

18 posted on 01/12/2020 3:58:40 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

No, for women who think they are men ......


19 posted on 01/12/2020 3:58:57 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: NonValueAdded

Chloe, you ignorant slut.


20 posted on 01/12/2020 3:59:01 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
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