TS Girls Unite; By Tracey Connelly

I was having a chat recently with Kriss Fearnon of De Montfort University who is conducting research with TS girls and their reproductive decisions. This is one of the most difficult challenges girls with TS will face and given the options available nowadays it can be rather daunting.

We would love to hear from TS women who made those decisions. Sharing your journey on our blog would go a long way to helping girls who are facing this. The comfort and support that could be found in reading about others who have made those decisions and being able to see their reasoning could help make those choices clearer for them.

I learned of the fertility problems that TS girls can have when I was eleven. It was explained to me by a very patient and considerate doctor who I had known since early childhood and so I trusted implicitly. I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by nine beautiful nieces and nephews so I have never felt like I am missing out on anything and so don’t have any immediate plans for adoption or fertility treatment. That’s not to say that this won’t change but I often think of how helpful it would have been to meet with women who had had fertility treatment, adopted or decided on no children. It would have made the experience a little less traumatic.

So if you would like to share your story and help other girls with TS deal with a momentous stage in their life contact ragdolls.uk@gmail.com

Click below to learn more about Kriss Fearnon’s research!

TS and reproductive decisions; Kriss Fearnon

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