Thursday, November 5, 2015

The New Transgender Book is Here!

Where's MY Book? A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth, Their Parents, & Everyone Else is now available in paperback on The e-book version will follow along later this month.

How Steve would have loved this book! He met a number of my transgender patients - always befriending them and wanting to hear their stories. Many of them mourned his death at only 61.

How does this relate to kidney disease?

My earlier books were prompted by a need to chronicle my husband's experiences with end stage renal failure and home dialysis, using that ferry commute time from Seattle to Bainbridge Island to "process" what was going on in our complicated lives - and to educate others.

I always thought that dialysis - particularly in-Center hemodialysis - represented a state of singular vulnerability. For transgender clients, that vulnerability is increased. Many trans clients are forced to educate their health care providers about the delivery of "trans competent" care.

So, check it out. It's not boring, and it's rated "R for Realistic!"
Take care,
Linda Gromko, MD