Navigating the road to gender-affirming care can be rough, confusing and complicated to say the least. Many medical aids don't cover the hormone replacement therapy and surgeries many transgender people need to feel like themselves — at least not without a fight, as we recently reported.
Finding a trans-friendly health practitioner can be a start and a challenge. We asked Ronald Addinall, University of Cape Town clinical social work lecturer, for tips on what to look out for when seeking medical attention.
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Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.