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Start carrying binders for pre-operation transgender youth

This petition had 104,168 supporters


Many members of the FTM transgender community face crippling gender dysphoria because of the size of their chests and the presence of female breasts. This problem is something that can be absolutely detrimental to someone's confidence and actually have a negative impact on their life, but luckily, can usually be stopped altogether by having expensive surgery.

Unfortunately, not all people have the ability to pay for such surgery, which is where chest binders come in. A chest binders is a type of specially made compression shirt that reduces the appearance of female breasts but still remains safe, making daily life for these individuals bearable. The problem resides in the fact that these products are unavailable in most stores and can only be bought on specialty websites online.

Kids that are in need of these products don't always have a way to purchase these things over the Internet, forcing them to participate in various methods of unsafe binding such as bandaging their chests in ace wrap or even duct tape which can cause irreversible damage to their lungs or even death. It's important for large retailers like Target, Walmart or Kohls to start carrying binders so members of the transgender youth can have the comfort and safety that they deserve and the ability to freely be themselves.



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