Ask a gender therapist

Tips from gender therapist Dara Hoffman-Fox. There are more videos in this series but we have just provided links to the ones that we think are most helpful to Jersey residents. Advertisements

MtF surgery

All surgery is optional. You should not feel that you have to have surgery to validate your transition from M to F. You should have surgery because you want to have surgery and for no other reason. Bottom surgery This refers to genital reconstruction surgery (GRS), ie. a penectomy and orchidectomy to remove the male…

An open letter to our trans partner

I am the wife of a trans woman who transitioned during our marriage. I am writing this to support partners as there are significant areas in common for us all but each of our paths on this journey may be very different. I also write to the trans person and just hope you both talk…

Transition management

There is very little chance that you will be able to keep your transition a secret in Jersey. The island is small and news of your transition will travel quickly around your friends, family, colleagues and, surprisingly, even people who you don’t know! If you want to transition privately, your best option is to leave…

FtM resources

UK Charities GIRES The Gender Trust Gendys Network Gender Matters The Beaumont Society Mermaids (for children and teen support) Depend (for friends and family support) Press for Change (for legal issues) Links NHS transgender advice – NHS Transhealth Transitioning on the NHS timeline information – UK FtM UK based FtM forum for friends and advice…

Help in Jersey

The first place any trans* person should go for support is their doctor or GP. If you do not think your GP is comfortable handling your case, do not be afraid to change to another GP in the practice or move practices. Your GP is the gatekeeper to many of the trans* services and medical…