We cannot register your civil partnership until 10 days after we get your application form—this is known as the cooling-off period.
Last week, New York City's Board of Health scuttled a proposal that would have given people more freedom to change the sex on their birth certificate.
While condoms help prevent both STIs and pregnancy, other forms of birth control (also called contraception) only help prevent pregnancy.
While you may choose different forms of birth control, remember that condoms are the best form of protecting against STIs as well.
Most states currently allow transgender people to get new birth certificates if they have had sex-reassignment surgery.
Choosing abstinence (meaning choosing not to have any kind of sex at all) not only protects you from pregnancy, but also from sexually transmitted infections (STI).