From the Back Cover
"Medical training leaves most woefully unprepared to understand the complexities of the lives of gender minorities. I certainly found this to be true myself. Joanne Herman has a great deal to teach us in her book. Hearing her personal reflections opens the door to truly being able to understand those you care for, and how best to care for them. Joanne's book is an invaluable resource."
- Harvey J. Makadon MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Director of Professional Education, The Fenway Institute
About the Author
Joanne Herman retired from transgender advocacy work in 2013. From the time she affirmed her true gender in 2002 (in her late 40s), she wrote actively to help others understand what it means to be transgender. During that time, increased transgender acceptance led to gender affirmations at ages much younger than Joanne's. Joanne retired so that voices with more current experiences could come to the forefront.