Disclaimer: not a medical professional. Sharing knowledge and experience form 10 years of treatment.
Your weight loss journey has plateaued. Focus seems to be a thing of the past. You can’t for the life of you remember what you were supposed to remember. Sleep has forsaken you yet again. Acne, you were supposed to stay in the awkward teen years. Your not regular and headaches keep popping up. What’s happening?!
Did you know that most individuals with vaginas and vulvas have never seen it? And I don’t mean a funky cartoon diagram in sixth grade sex-ed. I mean their own. We are told from a very young age not to touch it, to leave it alone. But why? There’s no sound answer to that question, and yet from a very young age, we are told to leave it alone, and that’s the last we hear about it until we’re much older and expected to know everything there is about our bodies. In fact, many people with or without female genitilia couldn’t tell a labia from a vagina in the first place. The world must not yet have realized that when you grow up forced to pretend that something doesn’t exist, that not only do you learn nothing about it, but the idea of learning about it feels wrong.
(Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, I am someone with the disorder who has been receiving treatment for nearly a decade.)