Your Body, Your Health

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THE OPTIONS UP TOP There are a number of things you can do to change how your chest looks and feels. This section covers the surgical and non-surgical options.

WHAT DOES CHEST BINDING DO?

It compresses the chest and makes it appear flatter. You can get binders online (look up ‘compression shirts’). Many trans men use companies such as Underworks, Gc2b and Peecock. The best one depends on your size and what works for you. People who don’t have a lot up top sometimes use sports bras. Shop around and see what is being said on online forums. There are also binder exchange schemes within some trans men’s groups like MORF.

ARE BINDERS SAFE TO WEAR?

It is not good if your binder is so tight that it affects your breathing. There are also risks to wearing a tight binder for too long: bruised or fractured ribs, back

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