Contraception options for transgender people

Contraception is equally important for transgender people as for normal population. No matter if you are a transman or trans woman, you may have successful pregnancy with your partner when you are sexually active. Trans community also needs to know about different contraceptive options if they don’t want to get pregnant.

Following are the most recognized contraceptive methods for transgender people:

  • Most recommended option for trans people is to use male and female condoms during intercourse. They are 100% successful and also protect from STIs.
  • Most practiced methods used by trans people are surgical removal of reproductive organs such as hysterectomy (removal of uterus), bilateral oophorectomy (removal of ovaries, vasectomy (cutting and sealing of vas deference) and orchidectomy (removal of testicles).
  • IUD coil is most suited option for transmen as it is a non-hormonal method of birth control and easy to use.
  • Testosterone therapy is also a conventional contraception method used by most transmen. But you can’t rely on it alone. Because, it may decrease the extent of fertility and will make you infertile after a long-term use. You still have a chance of getting pregnant with this therapy.

No matter what type of gender you possess, conception may occur if two opposite germ cells get united into a uterus. So, contraception is very important to avoid unwanted pregnancy.