The Trans Person in the Waiting Room

My Name is Riley | MNIR

“The Elephant in the Room” is a popular phrase, but now there’s “the Trans person in the room” but unlike the Elephant, this one is used for literal reasons.

Sitting in a Sexual Health clinic for a walk-in appointment, waiting for someone to come and get me — I’m the only Masc/Trans Enby in the room. The clinic is run by women, the nurses are women, and every patient was a woman — but me.

I went because I needed an injection called Depo-Provera; it’s a contraception injection that is known for stopping periods, which is the main reason I use it. I suffer from chronic pain and Dysphoria thanks toshark week.

I was waiting for the nurse to call me in, and all that happened was people staring at me — waiting to see what I was going to do.

I get it, it’s a clinic that provideswomen’s healthitems andwomen’s…

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