This story mentions Penny’s detransitioning without her consent when her patch is broken. Transitioning can be tough to access, especially for those without the resources or access to medical care. Here’s a tiny guide to accessing health care as a queer/trans person! Here’s a broad guide to hormones for transfeminine people. If you want to get all the info on best practices, medical information, and specifics on hormones/surgery/trans health for both providers and patients, check out the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. While DIY transitioning is possible (and should be done according the the dosage described by the UCSF Center above), it is often actually cheaper, easier, and more accessible to use a medical route. Here’s a list of clinics that specialize in trans health if you live nearby in the US or Canada. Also, there’s a nationwide estrogen shortage, which is making estrogen found on the street even less pure/reliable. There’s also wisdom out there from women who have done it before recounting their experiences with medical transition! If you don’t want to medically transition right now, or are having trouble accessing it, here are some tips from a trans woman about expressing your gender identity (and taking care of yourself) without--or before--hormones or surgery. Penny and Arabellis have sex without a condom. Even in space, this isn’t a great idea. This comprehensive guide to safer sex for trans women includes some helpful tips not just on barrier methods, but also using affirming language, navigating the medical system, hormones, and more! For something a bit more fun, check out the trans sex activity book.