In this column, I am sharing, with his permission, correspondence from a transman in Brazil. His name has been changed.
I have a serious question for you. I really would like to know your opinion and above all your feeling about it as woman.
After years of being alone, I hope to meet a girl that can be my girlfriend. I have my point of view of what happened to me, born with the brain of a male with some issues down below and wrong chromosomes. I do not feel shame of my past, I feel proud to have passed through all the challenges. However, I do not know if I want to tell the whole story and submit myself to another’s judgment.
Dr. Eva, is the penis so important for women? I think no woman will accept me without a penis. I hear women where I work say about men, “I don’t care about the face, I look at where it matters,” meaning how big it looks in the pants. It is so hard to take the risk to let a woman know, but I cannot afford the surgery to have those parts constructed.
Dear Dr. Eva:
Thanks for your informative publication on bottled water. Sometime ago, I read an email circulated by John Hopkins Hospital, discouraging people from freezing plastic water bottles. According to the article, the dioxins contained in the plastic when released, are highly poisonous. Before reading their mail, I believed that there was something wrong in freezing water that way. I would love to hear your comments.
Dear Dr. Eva,
My boyfriend developed what looks like a small wart on the head of his penis. He wasn't worried about it, but I dragged him to the doctor, who said he had HPV. He didn't do any tests at all, just looked at it. He said it was a common thing and probably will go away by itself, but to come back if it doesn't.
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