Congratulations to Genevieve G. for being one of our Best Content winners in October. Read her fascinating medical article and its analysis below.
The article relies on medical facts to reassure the audience about this important procedure. But the article doesn’t feel particularly clinical either. The writer struck a great balance between sharing quality medical information in a caring and understandable tone. The writer doesn’t “talk down” to readers or make them feel like they should already know the ins and outs of getting a hysterectomy. The information provided in the article would seemingly fit very well with information provided by a gynaecologist or other medical professional.
The article isn’t long, proving once again that articles don’t need a high word count to be authoritative or useful. When you use the right words in the right order, readers can easily understand the information and follow along every step of the way. Each idea is simply presented in a short paragraph, and the bold, parallel headings let readers know what ideas will be presented. The article boasts simple yet effective principles of scanability.
Beyond the headings, the ideas in the article are presented in such a way that it’s easy for readers to follow along. The article starts by reassuring readers in a very friendly way, reminding them why they want the surgery and how that will potentially affect recovery. It then transitions to talk about more medical-specific supporting points. This keeps readers engaged and helps them understand some key points related to getting a hysterectomy as a transgender man.
By focusing on such a unique audience, the article already sets itself up for increased use value. But it only succeeds because the supporting points include such strong information that ties so well back to the controlling idea. Readers who find this article will end up finding valuable answers to potentially pressing questions.
Articles about common gynaecological issues such as birth control, pregnancy, or periods can of course include interesting and useful information. But this article clearly takes a step beyond that by not only addressing hysterectomies, but also by addressing a special audience less likely to be thought of (at least in years past). The writer clearly took the time to understand some of the medical issues facing transgender men and provided them with an article specific to their needs.