What are some different ways of how to find a doctor or therapist to help a woman start testosterone for gender identity disorder?
Try this website. Fenwayhealth.Org is the website associated with the fenway clinic (associated with harvard, and provides healthcare for lesbian, gay, transgender). They have helpful information and support group links on that site. Perhaps you can find a reputable dr in your area through their recommendations. Please do not try to order any meds via online websites that sell hormones- not safe!
Gender identity D/O. I agree with other physicians , before making the move try to see a mental heath provider for evaluation and counseling.
Endocrinology. Some endocrinologists treat sexual identity disorder. They typically want to know that a person has been seen by a psychiatrist and is stable in the condition and understands the health impacts of transition to the other gender. Usually referrals from word of mouth are the best way to find a treating endocrinologist.
Trans-Competent Docs. Find a trans-competent mental health specialist who'll be able to assess ur understanding of the benefits & risks 4 u of hormone treatment, & who can then refer u 2 a trans-competent physician 2 determine which hormone treatment(s) would be most suitable 4 u. Doctor/therapist referral source: http://bit.Ly/wbprqt familiarize yourself with the current wpath standards of care: http://bit.Ly/nwkqv5.
Options. First gid refers to literally not knowing your physical sex. It might be better to call what you are talking about "gender dysphoria." you will need counselling and usually a psych eval, esp. If you plan on surgery. I happen to run an lgbtq psych center in st. Louis. I am sure there are doctors who have similar specialties in other areas. You should see a psychiatrist first.
Call Medical Doctors. In your local area. They should be able to provide you with names of physicians that specialize in transgender medical issues. You can also google "gay, lesbian and transgender health: medicineplus", an nimh/nih government web site. That should help you get started. Read more...
Best Practices. 1st find a trans-competent mental health specialist 2 assess ur understanding of the benefits & risks 4 u of hormone treatment (4 referral: http://bit.Ly/xoudm5). 2nd get referral 4 trans-competent physician 2 determine which hormone treatment(s) would be most suitable 4 u. >>general check wpath standards of care (http://bit.Ly/nwkqv5) & center excellence transgender health (http://bit.Ly/saaxnk). Read more...