Provided by the H.A.V.E.N. Program
One of the most scary parts of transitioning is that many primary care, and even specialists do not have training to effectively treat transsexual individuals, let alone monitor the transition process. Thus many trans and non-binary sexed people are left advocating for their medical care with their own research. The following sources provide an introduction to the medical process of transitioning and are not meant to substitute for deeper research or consultation with a professional trained in issues regarding gender identity.
WPATH-World Professional Association for Transgender Health
A professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders (i.e. non-binary sexed/gendered individuals) WPATH publishes the Standards
of Care, which are the standards for transitioning currently accepted by the medical community.
TransBucket! Photosharing for the Trans Community
This photosharing website allows users to upload images of their own sex affirmation surgery and look at images of others surgeries. It also includes a description of surgical
procedures and a database of doctors that can be searched by location and type of surgery performed.
Phalloplasty Techniques | Transsexual FTM
**Graphic Genital Images**This personal account details one man's journey through getting a phalloplasty. It contains his story and pictures at each stage of the operation.
Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons
This peer-reviewed article from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism outlines semi-official guidelines for transition including target hormone levels, potential
treatment doses, and diagnosis guidelines. This article was written under the 6th Edition of the Standards of Care and the diagnosis requirements listed are more strict than
currently accepted practice.