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Hrt question

Discussion in 'Gender Identity and Expression' started by Jamie325, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Jamie325

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    Hey all I’m from southern Illinois I’ve been going to see a therapist for a while now but she seems disinterested in listening to me and I was wondering does a therapist have to sign off to get on hrt or can I just go to a endocrinologist Or planned parenthood and ask to get on hrt please help if you can thanks
     
  2. ChescaC

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    If there is a Transgender Resource Centre in your area that has a medical practitioner come in, try there to get the appointment with an endocrinologist.

    also, if you’re over 18, I believe a therapist cannot refuse a referral if you request it.
     
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    Sadly there isn’t a transgender resource center in my area but what you’re saying is I should just make an appointment with an endocrinologist and see what happens?
     
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    Call them see about getting seen as a new patient. Depending on the back log of appointments, you could be waiting 6 months to a year(or more). But during that time, present as female(if you’re not already), it’ll give you real life experience.

    In my metamorphosis, I lucked out in that I was able to get onto E and Spiro soon after coming to accept myself. My endo (after sitting at the desk in the exam room): I think I know why you’re here. I just want you to confirm it.
    (Which I then did, and got onto hormones that day)