Notes on Gender Role Transition

By Anne Vitale Ph.D.

Additional Resources and Referrals

Last Update: March 17, 2008

DISCALIMER: The sites, individuals, and organizations listed here are for the reader's convienence only. Information contained on each site is created and maintained by their respective authors. A listing here does not necessarily constitute an endorsement by Dr. Vitale.

Wives and Significant Other Information

Carol Leigh moderator on the CDSO on-line forum for wives and SO's. My purpose is to try to build self-acceptance within transgender persons, and then, even more importantly, build self-acceptance in the SPOUSE of the transgender person. These, frequently wives, are the ones who much finally reach self-acceptance of "herself" as the spouse of a transgender. Until BOTH parties reach this self-accepting phase, there is still a very long hill ahead.


Children's Corner

If you haven't already done so, please read Letters From the Mom of a Gender Dysphoric Twin Boy on this web site. The letter posted is a composite of several I received from the mom of a gender variant twin who is now very involved in a network of other parents trying to understand why their sons enjoy and exhibit female behavior. Mrs Alexander href="#mailto:semperalwayz@gmail.com">semperalwayz@gmail.com is open to receiving email messages and I'm sure she will be glad to get you in touch with other parents dealing with gender variant children.

I highy recommend an informative article regarding gender variance in children entitled Early Childhood Development - Your Options - How Do I Know If My Child Is Transgender? By Stephanie Brill and Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW

Parent Group at Children's Hospital Oakland Stephanie Brill, facilitator e-mail: sbrill@california.com Ms. Brill and her staff at Children's Hospital provide education, resources and training to help create a more gender sensitive and supportive environment for all children including gender variant and transgender youth.

the Children's National Medical Center

TransYouth Family Allies

The Family Acceptance Project

Transkids Purple Rainbow

Gender Spectrum Education and Training


Lynn Conway's Successful Transfolk Pages:Transwomen / Transmen Links and Photos. These pages are presented to the general public to increase the visibility of successful TS men and women, and providing young MtF's and FtM's with role models, stories and experiences that can help them in their own lives.


Surgeons

ASIA:

Sanguan Kunaporn M.D. Phuket Plastic Surgery Center, Phuket, Thailand

Preecha Tiewtranon M.D. Bumrungrad Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

Suporn Watanyusakul M.D.

NEW ZEALAND:

E. Peter Walker MD

NORTH AMERICA:

Gary J. Alter M.D

Michael L. Brownstein M.D

Donald R. Laub, JR. M.D.

Toby Meltzer M.D.

Yvon Menard M.D. Pierre Brassard M.D

Marci L. Bowers M.D Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery 66 Bovet Road, #101 San Mateo, CA 94402 Phone: (650) 570-6066

General Information

Laura's Playground Our main mission is to lower the transgender suicide rate by preventing suicides. We have 5 crisis rooms in chat and a large trained staff working mostly 24/7. We also maintain several lists called Laura's Resources.

GenesisCE.org- offers home study/online continuing education for Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Addiction Professionals. Mentalhealth-ce.com---A blog about mental health continuing education credits, helpful links and information.

Becky Allison M.D This site provides a wealth of information regarding actual gender transition especially the Real Life Experience.

Anne Lawrence MD PhD This is one of the most frequently visited gender sites on the web. Dr.Lawrence's photos of MTF surgical results are the most comprehensive anywhere.

Andrea JamesRoad Map for Male-to-Female Transsexuals

International Journal of TransgenderismThis is the only scientific journal devoted to transgender issues on the web.

Looking Glass Society
 
Mermaids (TS youth)
 
Sex Change Indigo Pages
 
Loren Cameron
 
The Psychology of Gender Identity and Transgenderism An FTM psychology student has taken the time to post virtually all of the official literature on Gender Identity Disorder. I highly recommend this site.
 
  A cyberspace initiative providing models and resources for building respectful relationships among those who disagree about  moral issues surrounding  homosexuality, bisexuality and gender variance. On this site you will find a Articles, Book Reviews, a Youth section for those under 25, a Science section and a section devoted to Faith for the discussion of biblical concerns.
 
Chi Upsilon Iota Tri-Ess We are a newly forming chapter of TRI-ESS. Tri-Ess is an educational, social and support group for heterosexual crossdressers, their spouses or partners and their families. We support both crossdressers and their spouses. We believe that we are blessed with an additional facet to our personalities. If we accept our crossgendered side, and explore it, we will find a broadening of the entire personality, which can be very fulfilling. We dress in emulation, rather than in mockery, of femininity.
  Genderology is the study of gender and how it affects a person when they have a flaw between their perceved gender and their true gender identity The purpose of this site is to gather and distribute information about gender crisis and the way to gain psychological help as well as other forms of assistance including but not limited to physicians and cliniticians who specialize, or assist those people who have needs in this specific area.
  This is a unique site in that it along with general information about new borns, it has a special section entitled "Baby Gender" that deals with gender identity in the very young.
 
  GLITSE--Gay Lesbian International Therapist Search Engine

  Transparentcy Supporting the loving and caring relationship between Transgender Parents and their children.

 


Organizations

WPATH/HBIGDA World Professional Association for Transgender Health formerly known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphorial Association

FTM InternationalInformation created and maintained by and for the Female To Male community.

FTM Transland Links to web sites owned by FTMs, about FTM topics or depicting FTMs.

The Transitional Male A comprehensive educational website for the thinking transman.

Silicon Valley Gender Association News, information and social issues relevant to the gender community.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) Transgender and Intersex Visibility Project. The project promotes fair, accurate, and inclusive portrayals of transgender and intersex people in the media. As part of this project, GLAAD would like to include a -_comprehensive list of trans and intersex resources_ that would include activist groups, support groups, education and advocacy groups, and publications and media.

Transgender Law and Policy Provides news and information about laws and litigation of concern to transgender people. Maintained by Paisley Currah, associate professor of political science, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

TCOPS (T-COPS) Transgendered Community of Police & Sheriffs. This is a place to find support, talk, ask advice and make friends within this small segment of law enforcement. We are active and retired police officers, constables, sheriffs, special agents, correctional officers, probation officers and parole agents.T-COPS is comprised of Federal, State, and Local law officers from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.