It depends on the individual, but the short answer is that if you and your partner have hetero (one male, one female) reproductive systems, you’re at risk for a pregnancy. So if you’re a transwoman with a penis and your partner has a female reproductive system, your partner should definitely use birth control. Same if you’re a transman with a female reproductive system—if you ever have vaginal sex with a partner who has a male reproductive system, you should use birth control. And remember, most birth control methods don’t protect from STIs—so use condoms and dental dams for that!
Do transgender people need to use birth control?
updated over 3 years ago