HRT an Gender Affirming Surgery
DO I NEED A LETTER?
First of all, it sucks that you need letters to make decisions about your own healthcare and your own body.
You can find a medical provider (physician, ob-gyn, endocrinologist, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant) who is familiar with gender dysphoria and who can evaluate your ability to provide informed consent to HRT. They can prescribe you hormones to support your transition without needing a letter from a therapist. Some providers may still require a letter as part of their policy. Your insurance company may also include this as part of their policy.
OK I NEED A LETTER, CAN YOU HELP ME?
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO ASK ME?
We’re not here to decide if you are “trans enough.” Just that you are an adequate candidate for the procedure or medical support you are seeking and have prepared a reasonable amount. (Have you planned out aftercare, are you able to take care of basic needs while recovering, are you familiar with the expected risks and benefits of the procedure, etc.) We may need to meet with you for more than one session.
We follow the Standards of Care (SOC) 7th edition, as outlined by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) so you can ensure you’re getting the most informed help in the Dayton and surrounding areas.