In the last few years it seems like so much progress has been made in understanding transsexuals and transgender people. Most likely this is a reflection of society's growing awareness, understanding, and acceptance of this gift. The web-pages that follow are my own personal picks so accept them as an opinion, not an endorsement.
These are sites I personally researched and use. Remember to take all that you read with a grain of salt and to use your intuition as to where to go, what to do and who to talk to. Some of these sites have graphic adult images and information so please use discernment.
To link your page please contact site administrator, all sites are throughly checked out for content and applicability.
Recommended Websites on Transgender Related Issues:
Transgender Care - Great site for MtoF specifics and hormones
TS Roadmap - Timeline for transition
Transgender Health Module - A new website with a wide array of information from surgery to psychology of transsexuals. The module was created to help medical students learn how to care effectively for transgender patients.
The Second Type Woman - Great TG site covers a ton of info!
The Woman Within- Christian Bustani's site with many interesting articles on transgender
Gender Paradigm - Affirming the humanity of Transgender Individuals, with links to the Denver community
TransMen info by Lynn Conway - This page has many other links on it, so for FtoM's please check this out
F to M Transition - A great website for information on all aspects of TransMen
FTM Resource Guide - Fantastic resource for TransMen, (F2M, FTM, FtoM)
Matt Kailey's Tranifesto - Advice from a TransMan perspective
Transgender Children - Documentary w/Barbara Walters. TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation
Trans Youth Family Allies - TYFA offers support for Family and Children who are Transgender
Trans-Youth Education and Support - TYES is a Colorado-based, state-wide group supporting all gender nonconforming children and their families.
PFLAG TNET - Awesome support for the TransCommunity
GLBT Groups in the Denver area - Gender Identity Center of Colorado or the GLBT Center
Two-Spirit - Movie about a Navajo Two-Spirit, see the trailer here
Two-Spirit National Cultural Exchange - Dedicated to the positive development of 'two-spirit' people.
How to Respect a Transgender person - Etiquette in social relationships
Unitarian Universalist view of Gender Issues
The Yin Project - Feminine Energy and how to develop it, now has relationship info too
URNotAlone - great website to connect with other Transgender individuals
The Gender Society - The Gender Society is a major online community for crossdressers, transvestites, transsexuals, SO's and admirers.
Voice Training for MtoF
Feminine Voice - Lynn Skinner has tons of experience. CD's and online training available.
Voice Feminization - Exceptional Voice Inc. in Denver CO, one of the best in the business!
Voice Feminization SURGERY - Dr. James P. Thomas in Portland OR has been doing successful surgery for 10 yrs now.
Yeson Voice Center - Seoul, South Korea specializes in Vocal Fold Shortening and Advancement of Anterior Commisure (VFS - AAC) and claim to be very successful. I do not know anyone personally who has used them but they do look promising.
Voice Feminization Surgery: A Critical Overview - Dr. Anne Lawrence offers a technical look at the surgery options and while it is dated, I feel it is also very informative, so be sure to do your own research as to the best method for you.
Surgery - SRS/GRS
List of GRS/SRS Surgeons world wide - Click here Please do your own research! This field is opening wide(pun intended) and many new doctors are joining the ranks of Sex Change surgeons, so this is not all inclusive. However these are the most highly recommended doctors I know of.
Another list of USA surgeons in Map form - Created by a transman so it has good resources for F2M, but includes everybody. Be sure to check out the doctor for yourself. As usual, buyer beware.
List of FFS/MA/Cosmetic Surgeons - This list is tailored to the M2F.
SRS Mentor - Great resource for surgeons and the latest procedures!
SRS surgery and history by Lynn Conway (18 and older on this page please)
Info on Surgical Techniques by Dr. Chettawut (18 and older on this page please)
Satori Global Transgender Program - For complete guidance on Gender Transition Surgery Overseas
MtoF SRS surgical info - Dr. Kamol, nice pics and explanations
SRS surgery info - easy to understand language, by Melanie Anne
Low cost SRS - Dr. Juta Jansi in Thailand (trained by Dr. Preecha)
Lower Cost SRS in Bankok - Dr. Pichet Rodchareon M.D.
MTV True Life video of SRS - Both MtoF and FtoM covered
Live SRS surgery - with explanations on youtube.com
Another excellent SRS surgery video with explanations
Excellent article on surgery and complications - sexual satisfaction comes at a cost
Gender Counseling, Therapy, and Treatment
UCSF Primary Care Guide for the treatment of Transexualism - Extensive guide, please proceed with caution as you transition and take your time. Get professional help! Money is no longer necessary for many services, so look around.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) - Used to be the Harry Benjamin Association.
WPATH, Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual,Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People, Version 7, 2011. Click above for Standards of Care 7, the bible in transition counseling.
International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) - They advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance of All People.
CrossDreamers Blog - Great advice from Alice Novic and others on crossdressing and gender variance.
Myers-Briggs & TG, Personality test - Best psychological test for gender tendencies
S.A.G.E. - Sex and Gender Explorer test
COGIATI - Combined Gender Identity and Transexuality Inventory (test)
Gender Therapists by state ,includes International and USA
Alternative list of Gender Therapists by state, Laura's Playground includes International and USA
Financial and Legal Info
Medicare coverage for Transgender Surgery - Their ban has been lifted, so they do cover medically necessary surgeries.
Transgender Law - know your rights! This is important info, so please explore.
LGBT Equality Maps - Great resource by state, up to date info by the Transgender Law Center
Trans Law on Insurance from WPATH - Good News!
Aetna SRS insurance coverage - Qualifications
Companies that offer SRS insurance coverage to employees
Surgery Loans - Many options exist to get the help you need to reach your goals.
Jim Collins Foundation - Grant funding SRS for those who qualify.
AMA (American Medical Association) Resolution 122 - SRS/GRS medically necessary for those with GID
IRS Grants Deduction for SRS
Gender Marker Change on Passport - Surgery no longer required!
Gender Marker Change on Social Security - Surgery no longer required!
Name Change info by State per TSRoadMap
Name Change and Birth Certificate info by State per Dr. Becky
Gender Marker Change on Driver License by State per Transgender Equality
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