Over the past year and a half, we at SX have been working to make the content of our website and our work truly representative of the community we serve.
Whilst we acknowledge we still have further to grow and to learn, we are happy to announce that our website will have content that delivers sexual health and wellbeing information for trans men in our community in our usual sex-positive style. The content will be our first step to making sure we provide relevant, useful, and empowering information for all men in our community. All of this would not be possible without the input from trans members of our communities in Scotland such as the Scottish Trans Alliance, and the wealth of knowledge from trans and sexual health activists such as Cliniq in the UK and worldwide.
In November we launched inclusive as well as bespoke information for trans men, this includes sexual and reproductive health, relationships, and mental wellbeing. We expanded the following areas of information to be inclusive of trans men:
Language has an exceptional ability to empower or invalidate communities, that’s why we worked with our partners and communities to agree on appropriate terms and vocabulary for use in this content. But we want this information to right for you, so feedback is so important to us throughout both our services and information.
This information brings together the experiences of men in our community and the expertise of our partners like Scottish Trans Alliance to provide trans men a resource they can use with confidence and enable them to be more informed when it comes to sex, health, and wellbeing.
We at SX provide sex-positive health and wellbeing information for all gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. This content is the first step, and next, we want to take on recommendations from the recent research “There needs to be care throughout” which you can read about on our website as well as expand our Chemsex section to provide tailored information for trans men. In the meantime, we want to hear from you as members of the community as to what information is important and what changes we need to make to truly represent you. This year we will be looking to undertake group reviews and feedbacks to the website and the future direction of this service.