How do I start testosterone in California?

Your initial appointment will include:

  1. A review of your complete medical history, including your sexual and surgical history and current health practices.
  2. A thorough review of your transition goals.
  3. Weight and blood pressure check.
  4. Blood work to monitor potential side effects of hormones.

Can Planned Parenthood give me testosterone?

We have both feminizing and masculinizing hormone treatments available. That includes testosterone, estrogen, and anti-androgens. Your clinician will talk with you about an individualized care plan.

How do I get a prescription for hormones?

You don’t need to participate in therapy or provide information from a mental health provider to receive hormone therapy. Schedule an appointment online or by calling 1-800-230-7526.

How much is hormone therapy out of pocket?

On average, the typical cost of hormone replacement therapy is somewhere in the range of $30 to $90 per month. The cost of your treatment will depend on a few factors, such as the treatment method you are using and the level of hormones you require in each dose.

Does Kaiser Cover HRT?

Based on medical necessity for the treatment of gender dysphoria, coverage for fully insured plan members includes mental health therapy, hormone therapy, mastectomy, gender confirming lower-body surgeries (male-to-female and female-to-male), tracheal shave, and facial hair removal.

How much is top surgery for FTM?

The average range for cost of FTM and FTN top surgery is currently between $3,000 and $10,000. The average cost range for MTF and MTN top surgery varies greatly depending on factors such as body size, body shape, and desired breast size. The average cost range for this surgery is between $5,000 and $10,000.

Does Kaiser offer gender therapy?

Gender-affirming hormone therapy is offered by our endocrinology specialists and specially trained providers at every medical center. Kaiser Permanente members will need a referral from their gender therapist.

What is ftftm (masculinizing bottom surgery)?

FTM Bottom Surgery is often used as a blanket statement for what is actually a series of procedures. These procedures may be performed in rapid sequential order or slowly over a span of years. Typically, male patients begin the Masculinizing Bottom Surgery process with a hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and vaginectomy.

What is “FTM”?

1 We use “FTM”as shorthand for a spectrum that includes not just transsexuals, but anyone who was assigned “female”at birth and who identifies as male, masculine, or a man some or all of the time.

What is the recovery from FTM bottom surgery like?

What is the Recovery from FTM Bottom Surgery Like? Before each stage of your FTM bottom surgery, you will need to secure a comfortable space to recover. This can be your home, a close friend or family member’s home, or recovery center.

How can the Los Angeles LGBT Center help you transition?

Whether you’re considering transitioning, are in the process of transitioning, or have already transitioned, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s medical providers specialize in the care of transgender women and men and provide the expert treatment and consultation that you deserve.