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(He/Him/His, They/Them/Theirs)
The first moment I could see my future as a trans man or trans masculine person was...
Though I had come out years earlier in my 20s it wasn't until I had top surgery six months ago that I felt like my future was full of opportunity. It gave me greater confidence that change is achievable but I also know that even if I decide not to stay on testosterone forever or take additional steps in my transition I will always have the positive changes I've experienced thanks to my top surgery.
Resources that helped me...
Planned Parenthood has been an important resource for me. When I was exploring starting testosterone it was nice that I didn't have to vet doctors to find someone who was willing to treat me. But I'm also thankful for my primary care doctor and even my dentist who responded to the news of my transition with kindness and respect. Having to out myself to medical providers has been one of the most stressful aspects of transitioning for me and having these positive interactions has been helpful. I'm also thankful that my health insurance has covered most of the costs associated with my hormone therapy and top surgery. When I was first coming out my health insurance specifically excluded coverage for any gender-affirming care and I thought it would be much longer before I would be able to afford treatment.
Character drawings by Joey Borrelli.
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