TS Women's Web-Resources

 
Compiled by Lynn Conway
[V 2-28-07]

 

This page contains links to sources of information on key topics of importance to MtF transitioners.

 

Contents:

 

Websites containing detailed reference information for MtF transitioners

Web resources for young transitioners and their families

Finding a gender counselor

Electrolysis information

Hormone references

Voice training resources

SRS surgery information

FFS surgery information
Trans-Advocacy and Legal Support organizations:

 

 

 


 

Websites containing detailed reference information for MtF transitioners:

Andrea James' "TS Roadmap":

Andrea James has compiled a detailed "TS Roadmap to Transition" that can greatly help in planning the many complex details and logistics of a gender transition. There's lots of information in her site about electrolysis, facial surgery, SRS, and the things that affect appearance and passing for transgender and transsexual transitioners. Her site also supplies invaluable information about the many practical and personal aspects of transition - everything from insuring internet security regarding one's identity during transition to building self-esteem and confidence in the process. As a result, Andrea's website has become the veritable "bible of MtF transition".

 

Becky Allison's website:

Becky Allison, M. D. is a cardiologist. She maintains a wonderful site that documents her own journey and contains lots of insights and information of great value to those in transition. See in particular Becky's "Friends and Family Issues" page, her detailed listing of gender therapists, and her state-by-state information about changing Birth Certificates.

 

Calpernia Addams website and information exchange forum:

Calpernia Addams is a well-known trans woman who has created a special Information Exchange Forum (more) that provides an open, informative and friendly environment where many (mostly young) transitioners can share experiences and learn from each other.   This members-only Forum is a moderated one, where oversight and good judgment insure that participants interact fairly, honestly and respectfully with each other.  (It thus stands in great contrast to most of the earlier un-moderated trans-support e-lists, which in recent years have deteriorated into mean-spirited, hurtful places that transitioners would best avoid). 

 

A. A. Lawrence's webpages:

A. A. Lawrence, M.D., is a self-professed sexual paraphilic and close colleague of notorious psychologists Blanchard and Bailey.  Experiencing intense transvestic fetishism, Lawrence underwent SRS for autosexual reasons.  Extrapolating from this experience, Lawrence denies the existence of gendered identities, declaring that most transsexualism is instead a sex-fueled mental illness. During 2000-2003, Blanchard, Bailey and Lawrence tormented the trans community with mass allegations of mental pathology, until investigations and exposÚs brought them to a halt.  In spite of all this, Lawrence's website contains extensive information about hormone therapy (more) and vaginoplasty (SRS) surgery that has proven useful to transsexual transitioners.

 

Melanie Anne Phillips website:

Melanie Anne Phillips created one of the original important TS transition support sites. Her site contains lots of valuable information and resources about all aspects of transition, including in-depth information about retraining of the voice.

 

 

 


 

Web resources for young transitioners and their families:

 

Mom, I Need to be a Girl:

This is the heartwarming story of Danielle, written by her mother Evelyn. It is the story of a teenager's successful transition with her mother's full support and active help. This book is highly recommended reading for all young trans teens. It is especially valuable for helping to explain gender dysphoria, transsexualism and gender transition to parents, family members and friends.  Lynn's website contains an on-line version of this wonderful book in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

 

TransYouth Family Allies:
TransYouth Family Advocates is a coalition of parents, friends and caring adults dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about the challenges faced by children with gender variant and gender questioning identities and the families who love them.
 

Andrea James' webpage about transitioning while young:

This special page in Andrea James' website is a must read for any trans teens considering an early transition.

 

Gender Spectrum Education and Training / Gender Spectrum Family :

Gender Spectrum Family is an organization dedicated to the education and support of families raising gender variant, gender non-conforming, gender-fluid, crossgender, and transgender children and adolescents.

 

GenderPeace website:

This site contains a set of on-line discussion groups, providing an environment for mutual support among young transitioners.

 

Aunt Jenny's website:

A wonderful site for young TS's, created by a very caring woman who has helped many T-girls.

 

Children's National Medical Center:

The Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. maintains an outreach program for children with gender-variant behaviors and their families. Their website includes many links to resources, including a Parental Guide: An Educational Booklet, a Parental Electronic List-Serve, a Support Group, and other resources.

 

 


 

Finding a gender counselor:

 

See Becky Allison, MD's detailed state-by-state listing of gender therapists.

 

 


 

Electrolysis information:

 

See Andrea James' electrolysis page

 

 


 

Hormone information:

 

See Andrea James' hormone page.

 

Link to Andrea's page re obtaining hormones and antiandrogens as a minor.

 

Link to further information on hormone regimens.

 

 


 

SRS surgery information:

 

For an overview of MtF surgery, see Lynn's SRS page

 

Andrea James' Vaginoplasty page, with list of surgeons.

 

See also the SRS information in the European TS site, with lists of surgeons.

 

 


 

FFS surgery information:

 

For an overview, see Lynn's FFS page

 

Andrea James' FFS page.

 

See also the FFS information in the European TS site, with lists of surgeons.

 

 


 

Voice training resources:

 

Finding Your Female Voice: 

Andrea James has just produced an outstanding instructional video training course entitled "Finding Your Female Voice", which is available in VHS and DVD. This is now one of the best tools available for TG/TS transitioners who are serious about developing a natural-sounding female voice.

 

TS Voice website:

This website provides very practical methods and lots of useful information for MtF transsexuals on how to retrain their voices as women. Numerous exercises and examples of actual voices "in training" are included. The information here can help many women achieve good voices, even those who didn't think they could.

 

 

 

Trans-Advocacy and Legal Support organizations:

 

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE):

The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country.
 

Transgender Law and Policy Institute (TLPI):

The Transgender Law and Policy Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society.  The TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.

 

Press for Change (PFC):

Press for Change is a political lobbying and educational organization which campaigns for equal civil rights for all transgender people in the United Kingdom, through legislation and social change.  The extensive PFC website is a treasure-trove of valuable information and weblinks regarding important TG/TS issues, even well beyond the U.K.

 

 

 

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