Sexual Health

It is not always easy for trans people to find accurate and inclusive information about sexual health and sex. There are many changes that may come along with a social transition, including shifts in one’s sexual orientation and comfort with a changing sense of self. With a medical transition, trans people may experience new sensations with hormonal changes and different opportunities because of access to surgeries. You may choose to discuss your trans identity with partners or dates. You are entitled to have safer, enjoyable sex where your body and identities are respected.


Below are some resources for trans people who are interested in exploring their sexuality and wish to access sexual health resources.

Questions about sexual health?

We recommend checking out the Opt Sex Sense line. This is a free and confidential service for people living in BC.
You will reach nurses, counsellors, and sex educators who can answer trans-specific questions about sexual health.
1-800-SEX-SENSE (1-800-739-7367) throughout BC* or 604-731-7803 in the Lower Mainland
For e-mail options, visit the Opt website.


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Print resources

**Before clicking through to these educational resources, please be advised that they contain images and/or wording that some may find graphic or even explicit.

Trans Health Matters: Trans Women

Trans Health Matters: Transmen

Check it Out Guys

Brazen: Trans Women Safer Sex Guide

Primed : The Back Pocket Guide for Transmen & the Men Who Dig Them