seeing a gender therapist?
im turning 18 this year, and when i do, i would like to start seeing a gender therapist, preferably without my parents knowledge. i will still be living with them at the time. my goal is to eventually gain the required approval necessary to start on hrt (mtf). how would i go about starting and doing this? what costs can i expect to see? thank you for your help
- Anonymous5 years agoFavorite Answer
"how would i go about starting and doing this?"
Contact a gender therapist and make an appointment; a list of some can be found here:
They will evaluate and diagnose you and then refer you to an endocrinologist for HRT.
"what costs can i expect to see?"
If you're in the USA it depends on if insurance is involved or not. A growing number of insurance companies are covering transgender healthcare. In California, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and New York insurance must cover it.
If insurance isn't involved it can be expensive. Gender therapists can range $120-150/hr. An initial visit with an endocrinologist can be a couple hundred dollars and the lab work a couple hundred more.
Some online support forums you might find useful:
.Source(s): https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/board,339.... me-woman who was born transsexual (post-op)
- Crim LiarLv 75 years ago
In the Uk it would all be a little different. You would need to be referred to a gender therapist by your own GP. You could do that now, before you even hit 18!
You then have to wait! It could be many months before your first appointment, at one of a number of regional centres. While the therapy itself is free on the NHS, you have to make your own way there!
Once you are seeing the gender therapist, you will need to convince them that you genuinely both need and want to transition before they will even start to prescribe any medication.
Before you will be considered for surgery, you will need to have been living as the gender you are transitioning to for a period of time.
The NHS provides the therapy, medication (you will have to pay prescription charges), and surgery. You have to pay everything else, which over the period of transitioning may not be a small amount!
- Anonymous5 years ago
Your a man
There, I just saved you alot of money