At SX, we 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, including colleagues from the Scottish Trans Alliance, and the wealth of knowledge from trans and sexual health activists such as CliniQ in the UK and worldwide.
We’re launching bespoke, inclusive information for trans men on our website. This includes information on sexual and reproductive health, relationships and mental wellbeing. We’ve ensured the following areas of our website are inclusive of trans men:
Language has an exceptional ability to empower or invalidate communities and that’s why we worked with our partners and communities to agree appropriate terms and vocabulary for use in this content. We want this information to feel right for you though, so feedback is very important to us. This new information brings together the experiences of men in our community and the expertise of our partners at Scottish Trans Alliance to provide trans men with a resource they can use with confidence, enabling them to be more informed when it comes to sex, health and wellbeing.
At SX, we provide sex positive health and wellbeing information for all gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. This new content is the first step; our next is to take on recommendations from our recent research “There needs to be care throughout”. We will also be expanding our Chemsex section and Risk Tool to provide tailored information for trans men. In the meantime, we want to hear from you about what information is important for you to see and how we can truly represent you going forward. In 2021 we will be looking to undertake group reviews and updates to the website to inform the future direction of this service.