(HRT) Hormone Letters and Informed Consent for the Transgender Community

By: Katie Leikam, MBA, LCSW, LISW-CP, BC-TMH Can I use Informed Consent for Hormones? The first thing to know about getting an HRT letter is that informed consent is possible and there are doctors’ offices that practice informed consent. Informed consent is when you give your consent to begin hormones after learning what happens to your body and the risks...[ read more ]

Is It Time To Start Your Gender Transition?

Is 2018 the year you start your transition?  Is it the year you come out to your friends and family or at work? Have you made a resolution to yourself this year that you intend to keep?  I don’t tend to make resolution’s every year, but I do think it’s an exciting time of year to initiate changes in your...[ read more ]

Real Life Experience for Transgender Hormone Therapy? Not Anymore.

  You don’t need Real Life Experience (RLE) for your HRT letter. You heard me correctly.  If you are transgender, you don’t need real life experience for your hormone replacement therapy letter.  Real life experience in your actual gender harks back to a time when it was required in the WPATH standards of care and in some cases, can have...[ read more ]

How do I get my gender affirmation HRT Letter?

How do I get my HRT letter, or do I even need one anymore? Availability of resources for the transgender and gender non-conforming community frustrate me to no end sometimes. I often have clients call telling me they have been looking for a hormone replacement doctor or their letter for a year. Some doctors still require a letter. WPATH standards...[ read more ]



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