Ben Haseen November 15, 2022 36:45

The Nuances of Transgender Health

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On this week’s episode of Body Banter, Ben Haseen joins Segun and Claudia to share his perspective on the nuances of transgender health and lived experience as a South Asian trans man. Ben is in his final year of medical school and is passionate about trans health advocacy and health disparities research, using his YouTube platform to create trans and queer health education resources.
November 13-19 is Transgender Awareness Week which leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th. We are honoured to be able to learn from Ben about trans health and share his story this week, but acknowledge that trans health is important every week of the year.
Ben Haseen

Ben Haseen (He/Him) is an openly trans South Asian medical student, author, and transgender health advocate of Bangladeshi descent attending Morehouse School of Medicine. He has spent the last five years participating in health disparities research publishing and presenting on transgender care in OB/GYN clinics, anal cancer screenings among Black men, prioritizing the LGBT community for the COVID-19 vaccines. He is the first in his family to attend college in the United States, and the first to attend medical school. He has published works detailing his experiences being a transgender Muslim growing up in marginalized neighborhoods in Atlanta, GA. Lastly, he has spearheaded multiple trans and queer health education resources including a YouTube channel dedicated to transgender health education, and holding health workshops as part of the mutual aid efforts across Atlanta, and the nation. He has previously been featured in and USA Today.



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