Gender Affirmation Resources for Friends and Family

We’re living in a time of social upheaval, but through the efforts of brave individuals spearheading social change, members of the LGBTQ community are gaining recognition and rights. As a family member or friend of an individual with gender dysphoria or a transgender (initiating, transitioning, or having completed[…]

What Parents of Transgender Teens Need to Know

As a parent, you want to be supportive and affirming of your child’s changes, choices, expressions and identity, but where do you start when your child shares their transgender identity with you? How do you make sure you support them through the process?

BioTE: Natural Hormone Therapy After Gender Affirming Surgery

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that is often introduced at the beginning of a gender affirming journey. But it’s also a treatment that helps maintain physical changes in the body, making it part of a necessary and healthy commitment for life.

For most considering or undergoing gender affirmation[…]

Top Tips for Gender Affirming Top Surgery

OK, so you’ve made a commitment to top surgery and you are (understandably) nervous. You also need to get prepared for your big day and your recovery. Did you know that thorough preparation is an effective means of mitigating anxiety? Well, it is! And we want to help you deal with both your anxiety and ensuring[…]

A True Transformation: Preparing For Gender Reassignment Surgery

If you’re experiencing gender dysphoria or considering or preparing for gender affirmation or gender reassignment surgery, you may have some questions about what you can expect during and after the procedure. We’re here to help you navigate through this liberating transition from start to finish.

Here are the[…]

Understanding Gender Dysphoria and Gender Transitions

There are few groups more marginalized and misunderstood than the transgender community, especially the younger demographic. If you or someone you know is seeking support as a part of this community, here's a brief guide about gender dysphoria and gender transitions:  

Seeing a Plastic Surgeon for Gender Affirmation

According to the Williams Institute of Law at UCLA, there are almost 700,000 transgender individuals in the United States. As a person faces transition, the question of which gender affirmation procedures are necessary to make your transformation complete is deeply personal and up to each individual.

Deciding what[…]

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