Ryan Scout_FTM

Ryan Sallans, activist and author, transitioned from female to male in 2005 and has recounted his life experiences in his newly released memoir, Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life.

Since he began he has been committed to education surrounding medical, legal and social issues related to the transgender community. This blog serves as a guide and resource for individuals seeking guidance in the transgender community or for friends, family, lovers and partners who are eager to learn more about how a transition may impact the individual's life and those around them.

He has maintained a transition website since 2005 with the goal of helping others through his story and experiences. People can visit his site at: http://www.ryansallans.com
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Shay O’Reilly, a local transgender man and former University of Iowa student, said he filed a complaint with state officials last week after he was initially denied medical care because he’s transgender.

I would love to be put in contact with the University of Iowa to offer training on transgender healthcare. To say that providers won’t touch this area “with a 10 foot pole” is ridiculous. The resources, medical protocol, and provider support is out there. 

I am proud of Shay for taken a stance and trying to raise more awareness after his experience. His decision to move forward with a complaint is a way to move UI toward trans-inclusive care. 

I will be following this story closely and also plan on writing a letter to U of I. 


Iowa City Transgender Man Said He Was Initially Denied Hospital Treatment - Iowa City, IA Patch

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