FtM Finance

Even if you take the publicly funded healthcare route to manage your transition, the costs are higher for trans* islanders than for trans* individuals in the UK because we have to travel to see the specialists who can assist us to transition. For those transmen with island medical insurance policies, you will find that they…

FtM timeline

For those who are still questioning their gender, take some time to read this site, to surf the Internet and watch video clips uploaded by transmen, to read some of the excellent personal accounts of transitioning available as books from Amazon, and to feel comfortable with the idea that you are trans*. This is an…

Helping trans* teens become who they want to be

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren’t comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with…

The importance of support for trans* people

In this 5 minute video from the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, Walter Bockting, PhD, discusses findings from his latest paper, a national online study of transgender individuals’ mental health and the factors that lower psychological distress. The study, which provides the first empirical evidence that identity pride, family support and peer support can…