an unmeasured number of transgender and gender-diverse people. Take control of your healing journey with Peak Pharm Labs.
We All Deserve Gender-Affirming Care
Heath care that attends to transgender people’s physical, mental and social health needs and well-being while respectfully affirming their gender identity. This goes beyond transition-related and refers to an affirming experience in all health care experiences1. Here at Peak Pharm Labs inclusivity is at our core, from leadership to research initiatives. Over the years we’ve learned that sexual health is rarely gender-inclusive and we’re here to change that. Language is constantly evolving and gender-inclusive research should as well. Join us on this journey of understanding patients and the community better.
1 Reisner, Radix & Deutsh 2016.
Endometriosis is a painful condition in which uterine-like tissue grows outside of the uterus which can cause pain - sometimes severe - and can even lead to infertility.
Vaginal dilation therapy can be used to help treat conditions such as vaginismus and dyspareunia. Post-operative vaginal dilation is key part of surgery recovery and the regular maintenance of a transgender person's neo-vagina.
Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause and while transgender men are taking testosterone. For many, vaginal atrophy can make intercourse painful and lead to incontinence
Gender Identity — One’s innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither – how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves. One’s gender identity can be the same or different from the sex they were assigned at birth.
Gender Dysphoria — Clinically significant distress caused when a person’s assigned birth gender is not the same as the one with which they identify.
Cisgender (cis) — Refers to any person whose gender identity aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth – ie, someone assigned female at birth and who identifies as female.
Transgender (trans) — Anyone whose sex assigned at birth and gender identity does not align in the expected way – ie, someone assigned female at birth who identifies as male.
Nonbinary — A person who does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman. Non-binary people may identify as being both a man and a woman, somewhere in between, or as falling completely outside these categories. While many also identify as transgender, not all non-binary people do. Other terms include genderqueer, genderfluid, gender nonconforming.
Outing — Involuntary or unwanted disclosure of another person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Definitions adapted from the National LGBT Health Education Center and the Human Rights Campaign.
The following selection of articles and videos provide a snapshot of how 2SLGBTQQIA+ folks with endometriosis experience healthcare:
Why LGBTQ2S+ endometriosis support groups are key to better care — Xtra Magazine
“Managing Endometriosis When You’re Not A Woman” — The Endometriosis Network Canada
“Avoir l’endométriose quand on n’est pas une femme” — Radio Canada
“It’s Time For The Endometriosis Community to Drop Gendered Language” — The Endometriosis Network Canada
“What It’s Like To Have Endometriosis As A Transgender Man” — Thought Catalog
“What Trans & Non-Binary Menstruators Should Know About Periods” — Seventeen Magazine
“Healthcare Obstacles & The LGBTQ+ Community” — Endometriosis.net
Everyone has the right to advocate for their health. THC and CBD suppositories have been shown to potentially reduce inflammatory and nociceptive pain while reducing overall systemic side effects.
Peak Pharm Labs suppositories are specifically formulated and designed for pharmaceutical applications and ease of use.
Now available in two strengths.
Suppositories are solid dosage forms that are inserted vaginally or rectally to deliver medications, such as cannabinoids, at the site of application. The suppository melts inside the body and is absorbed directly into the bloodstream allowing the medication to work quickly.
Our CBD and THC-infused suppositories are available via prescription only. To get a prescription for one of our products, start here.