For those seeking HRT/SRS (hormone replacement therapy/sex reassignment surgery), I am advocating the use of the ICATH “Standards of Care.” Informed Consent for Access to Trans Healthcare is a developed model 0f informed consent, in which you are allowed to decide what is best for your body, and when, no “diagnosis” required. After attending an initial medical appointment with an ICATH medical provider, you attend as little as one appointment with an ICATH therapist/advocate to communicate your ability to make an autonomous choice for your own body, then leave with a letter for your medical provider. Please visit ICATH.org for more information.
For those who want an appointment for an ICATH letter: Once you have found a provider who will accept informed consent, contact me for an appointment. You’ll need to send me the following info before we can meet and review/pass off your completed letter:
1. The name of your prescribing doctor/surgeon 2. Their office mailing address 3. Your name (as recognized by your insurance company, as well as the name with which you identify, if different) 4. Your pronoun identifier (ex., he, she, they, etc.)
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