Period23 May 2022

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleTrans people turn to speech therapy to help align their voice with true self
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletyahoo! news
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionDr Sean Pert, deputy chairman at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, has spent years working with trans patients and said societal change is needed so people are more accepting of the community.

    “I spoke to one woman, who was very successful, very stylish, but she said as soon as she opened her mouth she would be misgendered and that she felt unsafe,” Dr Pert said.

    “I’d like to turn things around and say instead of us being impressed that a trans person has changed their voice to fit in, if society was more accepting of difference, then we wouldn’t have to do as much work and people would feel safer. A bit of acceptance goes a long way.”
    Producer/AuthorDan Barker
    PersonsSean Pert