New way to transition

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    Cassie Grey
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    Planned Parenthood has a program called Informed Consent. Therapy is helpful and needed for many to explore, sort through and settle issues but for those that know who they are and what they want and I personally think should have enough life experiences you can bypass the money sucking therapists. You can even do through telehealth and do it from home.

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      Emily Alt
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      Informed consent has become more common in the last 10 years. It’s certainly opened doors for trans folks. Good news that PP has adopted it.

      WPATH Standards of Care used to require a psychological evaluation before treatment. The latest edition published in 2012 recognized the informed consent model. But it retained a strong recommendation on the need for evaluation. If you were to go to a clinician that follows WPATH guidelines, a psychological evaluation might still be required.

      Personally, I know exactly who I am and where I want to be. I still see a counselor. I know it’s beneficial. Some therapists I’ve seen have been better than others. But every one truly cared and wanted to help. I’d never characterize any of them as “money sucking”.

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      There are other places that support informed consent, but PP is the big one. I’m not sure what you can get beyond HRT, but for some folks, that’s all it takes to get to a point that they feel like going on.

       

      I’m also not sure if you can dictate what you want for HRT. If you local endo wants you on spiro and E, but you’d prefer progesterone, can you do that? Or decide on dosage levels? The HRT choice is not set in stone, and PP might give more options in that regard.

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        Cassie Grey
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        I hadn’t heard of anyone doing implied consent until I ran across it by accident. They are certainly easy to deal with.

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          I believe I first heard about it from my therapist, of all people. And not to warn me away from it.

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