At BCAQ, we believe that knowledge is power. We are committed to developing analyses and language that are as inclusive as possible of gender diversity in all our work.
Here are four facts to raise awareness about trans and non-binary people's health:
→ Top surgery does not eliminate all breast cancer risk
While top surgery does significantly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, it usually leaves some breast tissue and therefore does not eliminate the risk completely. Chest self-exams and routine checks by your doctor are recommended.
→ Hormone therapy & cancer
While hormone therapy is essential for many people, it is important to note that certain hormone therapies can change risks for certain cancers. This is one reason why check-ups are important. Talk to your doctor about this question and what you need to know.
→ Access to health services
Seeking medical attention can be very challenging. We have compiled a list of groups who offer support and advocacy for trans and non-binary people in Quebec.
→ We all play a part in inclusivity!
BCAQ is committed to the inclusion of LGBTQIA2+ communities in our work. The issues we work on touch people of all genders!