New from Microcosm Publishing and author Sage Buch : "In this new guide to physical transition for transmasc folks, author Sage Buch offers the reader guidance and advice on safe ways to feel more like yourself. Written with trans men, nonbinary folks, and other masc genderqueer folks in mind, Buch covers everything from chest binding and packing, to hormone replacement therapy, to the ins and outs of surgery, all in terms accessible to the layperson. Check it out !"
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