Do trans women have a prostate?
Yes, trans women have a prostate – the prostate is a gland that sits underneath the bladder and surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine (wee) out of the body.
The following people have a prostate:
- cis men (men who identify as male and were assigned male at birth)
- trans women (women who identify as female and were assigned male at birth)
- non-binary people who were assigned male at birth
- some intersex people.
The prostate in cis men is usually the size of a walnut but increases in size with age. This increase in size is less if you’re taking feminising hormones (oestrogen) or drugs that prevent androgens like testosterone from having effects on the body (testosterone blockers, also known as anti-androgens).
Having male bits and pieces is not easy – it is a nuisance – but I have always accepted I am a trans woman.
A personal experience