TRANS MEN: TESTOSTERONE IS NOT BIRTH CONTROL.
I'm seeing an alarming number of boys and young men entering our online spaces scared and confused because they might be pregnant. Due to testosterone stopping their menstrual cycle, they believed it was impossible for them to get pregnant — thus they were not as cautious and safe as they otherwise would have been while with their partner.
**If you have not had a hysterectomy, you can potentially get pregnant while on testosterone.**
There are trans men several years on T who will report abruptly having their cycle again after not having one for 1-3 years. It's possible. Improbable, but possible.
You need to continue practicing safe sex even while on T.
@Nymphia some birth control options for trans men include the copper IUD, the “mini pill” (progesterone only birth control), mirena IUD, and implants like nexplanon! In general, progesterone shouldn’t interfere with the masculinizing effects of T. Of course, condoms are always a good option!
this post is great timing. are there people on t reading this that would want to share their birth-control experiences with me?
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