Q:I just finished reading all 217 pages of this blog. :D
K: Woah! Well done ;3
Q:Hi. I absolutely love this blog. It's so helpful and one big GPOY. I'm FtM and I would like to get hormones but I'm quite clueless about the whole subject. Different sites vary with their information. How expensive can it be? Do you have to get a prescription for it? I'm sorry if these questions are silly, I don't know who else to ask.
K: Your questions are definitely not silly, I had a hard time understanding the whole process, too. It completely depends on whether you are based in the UK, or elsewhere.
For the UK, you have two options; to go privately or through the NHS. I’m unclear on the NHS route exactly so you are best to speak with your GP about it. Your first step would be to speak with your GP about how you are feeling (in regards to your gender identity) and then they refer you on.
With going privately, it can cost up to £400. The two private doctors I know of is either Dr. Lorimer or Dr Richard Curtis and they are based in London. You can find further info on their websites here and here. I went the private route via Dr. Lorimer. You have an appointment with him and Dr Seal (two separate appts) and once you get the all clear (mentally and physically) you then get a prescription for T. You can then either buy your prescriptions or get them transferred onto the NHS for your GP to prescribe it (this is what I did).
(Side note: some people require more than two appts so budget for this)
I hope you found this of some help! I apologise if you are not in the UK, I only understand the routes over here.
Q:I don't really have a question, just a thank you. This year has been a real eye-opener for me; although I'm not trans, I figured out that I am pansexual, and now I have a trans boyfriend. This blog helps me understand what might be going on in his head and what sorts of issues he might face on a daily basis. Keep up the good work!
K: Thank you! That’s awesome to hear, I’m glad this blog has helped you :)
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2583 Your phone contacts have their pronoun as their last name, just in case.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2582 Planned Parenthood shows up at your school to give our condoms, and you think, “I don’t need one, I’m a lesbian!” And then you remember you have a dick.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2581 You’ve experienced the awkward moment when you are a girl and you have a bigger penis than your boy toy.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2580 You always knew exactly what you’d wish for if you had fairy god parents like Timmy Turner.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2579 Therapy isn’t a big deal for you - it’s just another step to get where you want to be.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2578 You have to sign your name for legal purposes and you realize you can’t remember how you used to sign your name before you changed it.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2577 You try to type in “generally” but it ends up “genderally”.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2576 You can’t wait for winter because cis people will finally stop asking “why are you wearing so many clothes?”
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2575 You over hear someone saying they blew their tranny you are immediately confused until you realize they only meant a car.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2574 You use makeup in attempt to make your facial structure look more masculine/feminine.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2573 You miss a period, and you get excited about it.
You Know You’re Trans* When: #2572 You spend 10 minutes every morning humming and stretching your neck at the same time because you heard it would lower your voice.