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Jun 12, 2020

Today we welcome Trystan Reese, a member of the transgender community, who joins us today to share their personal experience of undergoing fertility treatment to build a family. Trystan's journey has been one of resilience, growth, and overcoming obstacles. In this candid conversation, we delve into the complexities of transgender reproductive choices and the transformative power of medical advancements. 

Trystan takes us back to their early transition years, when misconceptions about transgender health prevailed. They recount the challenges they faced in accessing hormone treatment and the societal pressure to relinquish their reproductive rights. But as Trystan enlightens us, the landscape of transgender fertility has evolved significantly since then. 

Today, Trystan and their partner have a beautiful family that defies societal norms. They share their joy of parenting two older adopted children and the decision to explore biological parenthood. We learn about the extensive research Trystan conducted and the inspiring stories of transgender individuals worldwide who have successfully given birth.  

Drawing from their role as the director of family formation at Family Equality, Trystan imparts invaluable insights to reproductive medicine specialists and practitioners.  

Join us for this eye-opening conversation with Trystan Reese, where we challenge outdated beliefs, celebrate resilience, and explore the transformative possibilities of modern reproductive medicine. 

To hear a physician's view on this subject, please download the June 11, 2020 episode - Transgender Care: A Physician's View with Paula Amato

To hear another patient's view on this subject, please download the June 26, 2020 episode - Transgender Care: A Patient's View Part II

The ASRM Today podcast is supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Member Council.