Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / Labels: , , , , , ,

Preparing for a Sex Change

by Dr. Harold Reed

1. Male to Female

While the surgeries are the primary component of a gender reassignment surgery from male to female, there are a number of additional factors that also need to be considered beyond the procedure itself.  

Among the preparations that need to be made is electrolysis for hair removal. It is very important to get this completed a month or two before surgery and some hairs grow back (the 10% of the 10% of the 10%).  If you need a small touch up, we can do that before surgery.  Our experience seeing patients done at other centers is that "scraping" does not always work that well as the last thing patients want is for hair to grow out of the new vagina. 

I have been doing sex change procedures since 2002 and I have received training in Belgrade (Ghent) and Thailand, in addition to attending numerous seminars here and abroad.

On our web-site under are 2 articles that have appeared in peer reviewed journals.  We have over 1000 cases of experience and offer compassionate fees to assist in the affordability of the procedures for those who are living as best they can in these challenging economic times.

2. Female to Male - What to Expect from a Metoidioplasty

A metoidioplasty is essentially a form of female-to-male sex reassignment surgery, but it requires more than a doctor’s procedure to complete the results.   You will also need to undergo surgeries in advance, and will need to take part in various prepping efforts beforehand and will have a few strategies and decisions to make after the metoidioplasty is complete. 

Ideally you should have a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of the tubes and ovaries (done by others) and a vaginally assisted hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) before metoidioplasty.  

Additionally you should ideally have closure of the vagina, not necessarily removal as that is a bloody and potentially complicated procedure.  We favor colpocleisis or obliteration of the vaginal canal.

Next you will want to maximize the clitoral length before metoidioplasty.  This can be accomplished both with intramuscular testosterone along with close hormonal surveillance (blood tests) by a knowledgeable doctor, as well as direct application (topical) of highly effective testosterone-like agents.  I would propose a good 2 or more inches of clitoral body including glans before surgery.

The surgery may be conducted at that point.  Later, you may wish to have testicular implants and there are photos you can view on our website.  My suggestion is do not go for overly large testicle implants because that will dwarf the appearance of your metoidioplasty result.

Please visit our website for several photos including a phalloplasty with a penile prosthesis (in the erect mode).  

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 / Labels: , , , , , ,

From Darkness To Diva: A celebration of being true to yourself

From Darkness To Diva is a new book by Internationally published Australian drag queen author, Skye High. Beyond the stereotypical expectation of glitter and sequins, comes a personal and inspirational journey of overcoming fear, rejection and insecurity. This story isn't solely about a drag-queen, but rather, it's a journey of real life experiences which many of us have faced throughout life, written by a gay man who happens to be a drag-queen. Its a story which is relevant in today's society, regardless of one's own sexuality.

This book was written to bring inspiration and hope to anyone who may need positive affirmation to love the life they live, or for anyone who needs to understand first-hand what it can be like to fight, a sometimes losing battle, for self acceptance. Whoever the reader, it shows that it is possible to overcome extreme adversity and survive those horrendous experiences which seem determined to destroy us.

"A truly inspiring story!" - PFLAG Australia

"It's real. It s honest. It's Skye High's own perilous adventure to discovering and becoming herself. It hasn I been an easy road, but Skye's tale is both compelling and hopeful. We need more empowering stories like this." - Matt Akersten. National Editor,

"In a world where society dictates ‘right' from ‘wrong', a young boy struggles with the pressure of living up to the expectations of others. Desperately seeking acceptance and finding only rejection, he is isolated and on the brink of despair.

There seems to be no escape from the years of relentless school ground bullying and victimization he suffers, which at times, is almost too much to bare. He feels as though his spirit has been crushed, but this young scared boy still harbors a burning desire to break free and be true to himself.

Later in life, a tremendous, gut-wrenching loss would set him on another course, and a journey of true self discovery. Armed with the knowledge of his past experiences, his eyes are opened to a wonderland of pleasures, and through determination and sacrifice, he leaves a life of secrecy and sexual defiance behind him.

Discovering the world of drag, he becomes more of a man than he though he would be, and more of a woman than he though he ever could be. From Darkness To Diva is an empowering tale of overcoming fear and insecurity, with an uplifting message of triumph." 

"Skye’s journey is an intensely personal narrative with an important reminder of the challenges so many have faced, and continue to face, on the road to simply being themselves. This captivating journey will resonate with many different people, for many different reasons." - Daniel Witthaus, author of Beyond Priscilla, Beyond That's So Gay & Founder of the National Institute for Challenging Homophobia Education (NICHE)

From Darkness To Diva is available worldwide through bookstores, online retailers and at
For all media related inquiries, please contact Skye High at

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 / Labels: , , , , , , ,

What do South Africans really think about sexual orientation and gender identity?


South Africa stands apart from the criminalization of homosexuality in Africa, but without surveys, we still don’t know the public’s opinion. 

An LGBTI rights demonstration in Soweto, South Africa. Flickr/Charles Haynes (Some rights reserved)
November 14, 2015 /LGBT News/ There is an increasingly polarized global debate about the place of “gay rights” within international human rights law. On the one hand, many countries, particularly in the global North, have approved legal reforms repealing discriminatory legislation and granting equal rights—most recently including the recognition of same sex marriage. On the other, there are a number of countries, particularly ex-British colonies, that criminalize consensual sexual relations between people of the same sex. Attempts to change these laws have met with intense opposition on the grounds of tradition, culture and religion.

Nowhere is this debate more visible than in Africa, where 34 countries (out of a total of 52) criminalize consensual same-sex relations—five with the death penalty. NGOs working on gay rights issues face a number of hurdles in trying to challenge these laws, ranging from refusals to register LGBTI groups and ridicule in the press, through to open police harassment and the arrest of activists. South Africa stands apart from this trend, being the first country in the world—and the only country in Africa—to enshrine constitutional protection to all persons regardless of sexual orientation. However, nearly twenty years after the adoption of the constitution, homophobic attitudes and violence remain widespread.

In many parts of the world, surveys on attitudes towards sexuality are commonplace, and have been widely used by human rights activists to press their case for decriminalization and equal rights. Similar surveys in Africa are far more rare. As a result we know very little about what the public thinks about securing and protecting the rights of sexual minorities across the continent. The Other Foundation is supporting ground breaking work in South Africa to begin to address this gap in knowledge as part of an ongoing work to strength advocacy efforts in the Southern African region.

Our foundation’s purpose is to expand resources available to defend and advance the rights, well-being and social inclusion of LGBTI people in the Southern African region. To this end, the Other Foundation has entered into a working partnership with the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) to ground LGBTI advocacy in a stronger empirical base. As Kevin Nix pointed out, how we frame LGBT issues is critical to winning public support, and choosing the right frame means we need to know our audience.

Since 2003, the HSRC has undertaken an annual Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) to explore and analyze the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of South Africans. As a nationally representative survey that has been administered for more than a decade, it provides critical information to monitor the way in which public values have changed (or not) since the end of apartheid. In addition to the core module of demographic, behavioral and attitudinal variables, each year rotating modules on specific themes are also included, with a view to providing detailed attitudinal evidence to inform policy and academic debate.

In October 2015, the 2015 SASAS will be administered in eight official languages and will include a 32 question module exploring South Africans’ knowledge, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors around sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). The module was developed by the HSRC and the Other Foundation, along with a reference group made up of diverse academics and researchers who are the leading scholars in this field in South Africa. The 32 questions in the module are arranged across eight sections: moral frame; knowledge and understanding; contact; attitudes; behavioral responses; experiences; attitudes to legislation and policy interventions; and personal experiences/expressions of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The questions themselves are drawn from a range of internationally recognized surveys, adapted to make sense in the South African context. In particular, this meant paying attention to the implications of translating the survey from the design language (English) into seven African languages (including Afrikaans, Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa, Venda, Tswana and Ndebele). Many of these languages do not have translatable equivalents of concepts used in some of the most well used homosexuality attitude surveys. For example, a question like, “Male homosexuality is a natural expression of sexuality in men” proved both inaccessible to many English speakers, and not translatable to other languages used in the SASAS. Hence, a simplified version is to be used in the module that reads, “For some men, having sex with another man is natural”. This worked well in the pilot phase across all languages.

We felt it important to move beyond measuring attitudes towards homosexuality, as much of the reported violence (including bullying in schools) in South Africa, while described as “homophobic”, was felt by our reference group to have more to do with transgressing gender norms and boundaries. We also adapted previous SASAS questions around xenophobia and domestic partner violence to explore respondents’ own acts of harassment and violence towards non-conforming SOGI persons. But the bulk of the questions in the module are newly developed, and hence regarded as experimental, making the module itself a pilot that we hope will be refined and improved over time.

Initial result of the 2015 SASAS will be available in early 2016. The results will be embargoed for a period to ensure that South African researchers are able to write and publish the seminal analyses. The Other Foundation intends to facilitate a process with civil society to use the results and analysis to develop more effective advocacy strategies, including high-level engagement with government officials across the region. Right now South Africa is a leader on the continent in LGBT issues. But until we know what the public really thinks, we won't have the tools to help us win those rights in other African countries.


About the author

Carla Sutherland is the Head of Programmes at The Other Foundation. Previously, she worked as an Associate Research scholar at the Center for Law, Gender and Sexuality at the Columbia University Law School (New York).

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / Labels: , , , , , , ,

World War II love letter to a fellow soldier: Sleep well my love

October 27, 2015 /LGBT News/ The following love letter was written by American World War II veteran Brian Keith to Dave, a fellow soldier he fell in love with in 1943 while stationed in North Africa. The letter was reprinted in September of 1961 by pro-gay ONE Magazine. The original letter is reportedly held in the Library of Congress.

Dear Dave,

This is in memory of an anniversary — the anniversary of October 27th, 1943, when I first heard you singing in North Africa. That song brings memories of the happiest times I’ve ever known. Memories of a GI show troop — curtains made from barrage balloons — spotlights made from cocoa cans — rehearsals that ran late into the evenings — and a handsome boy with a wonderful tenor voice. Opening night at a theatre in Canastel — perhaps a bit too much muscatel, and someone who understood. Exciting days playing in the beautiful and stately Municipal Opera House in Oran — a misunderstanding — an understanding in the wings just before opening chorus.

Drinks at ‘Coq d’or’ — dinner at the ‘Auberge’ — a ring and promise given. The show 1st Armoured — muscatel, scotch, wine — someone who had to be carried from the truck and put to bed in his tent. A night of pouring rain and two very soaked GIs beneath a solitary tree on an African plain. A borrowed French convertible — a warm sulphur spring, the cool Mediterranean, and a picnic of ‘rations’ and hot cokes. Two lieutenants who were smart enough to know the score, but not smart enough to realize that we wanted to be alone. A screwball piano player — competition — miserable days and lonely nights. The cold, windy night we crawled through the window of a GI theatre and fell asleep on a cot backstage, locked in each other’s arms — the shock when we awoke and realized that miraculously we hadn’t been discovered. A fast drive to a cliff above the sea — pictures taken, and a stop amid the purple grapes and cool leaves of a vineyard.
The happiness when told we were going home — and the misery when we learned that we would not be going together. Fond goodbyes on a secluded beach beneath the star-studded velvet of an African night, and the tears that would not be stopped as I stood atop the sea-wall and watched your convoy disappear over the horizon.

We vowed we’d be together again ‘back home,’ but fate knew better — you never got there. And so, Dave, I hope that where ever you are these memories are as precious to you as they are to me.

Goodnight, sleep well my love.

Brian Keith

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Sunday, October 25, 2015 / Labels: , , , , ,

Where to Get a Sex Change

by Dr. Harold Reed

When you are in the process of gender reassignment or you are looking to discover your options in terms of where to get a sex change, you should be aware that there are many excellent centers throughout the United States and throughout the world where sex change operations are performed.

We are located in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida (greater Miami), and while we see patients from all over the world for transgender surgery, I usually propose that you go where you have a confidence level of the quality of the results and the accessibility of the surgeon should you need follow-up. 

I am usually accessible 24/7 for emergencies and routinely am easy to reach without long holds or prompts if you call the office during normal office hours.  Additionally our patients are given 3 quick-access lines for after hours service.

In addition to location, you will also want to be sure the fees are affordable.  Doctors who own their facility, as we do, are usually able to work less expensively.  The fees from other offices may be partitioned into surgery, anesthesia and use of the facility.

Our fees are comprehensive.  Another consideration is accessibility to your surgeon.  How easy is it to reach your doctor, not the office if you have questions or concerns?  Do you want a series of prompts and waiting on hold for minutes before reaching a live person who can intelligently talk to you?

Take a look at our website at for information and many photographic examples, or e-mail us directly at

You have a dream.  We have a mission.  Where to get a sex change?  You come here.


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Sunday, October 11, 2015 / Labels: , , , , , ,

10 inspiring celebrity coming out quotes

October 11, 2015 /LGBT News/  Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or as an ally. 

To celebrate the NCOD, here are 10 inspiring celebrity coming out quotes:

Wentworth Miller:

After turning down a director's offer to travel to Russia in  August 2013 for the St. Petersburg International Film Festival  because of Russia's treatment of gay men and women, Wentworth Miller announced that he is gay himself. Miller wrote in a letter to the director: "Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline. I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly. If circumstances improve, I’ll be free to make a different choice." 

Jodie Foster:

It wasn't until the 2013 Golden Globes that Jodie Foster publically and proudly acknowledged her sexuality: "I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago in the Stone Age. But now apparently every celebrity is expected to expose the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a primetime reality show." The moving speech brought the crowd to tears. Watch it here:

Professional basketball player Jason Collins:

“I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay. I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation." Collins added that he's aware that his coming out may not be easy. "Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it's a good place to start. It all comes down to education. I'll sit down with any player who's uneasy about my coming out. Being gay is not a choice. This is the tough road and at times the lonely road."

Ricky Martin:

"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids were born with. These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed."

Robbie Rogers:

Soccer player Robbie Rogers made history in May 2013 when he was substituted onto the field for the Los Angeles Galaxy during a match, making him the first openly gay man to participate in Major League Soccer. “I seriously felt like a coward. These kids are standing up for themselves and changing the world ... I have a platform and a voice to be a role model. How much of a coward was I to not step up to the plate?"

Elton John:

"[Coming out] gave me the freedom to be who I was for the rest of my life. I don't have to hide around corners. The worse thing is to be afraid of who you are -- it's horrible."

Ellen Degeneres:

"When I decided to have my character on the show come out, I knew I was going to have to come out, too. I never wanted to be the lesbian actress. I never wanted to be the spokesperson for the gay community. Ever. I did it for my own truth." 

Cynthia Nixon:

"In terms of sexual orientation I don't really feel I've changed ... I'd been with men all my life, and I'd never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn't seem so strange. I'm just a woman in love with another woman."

Wanda Sykes:

"I felt like I was being attacked, personally attacked -- our community was attacked. Now, I gotta get in their face. I'm proud to be a woman. I'm proud to be a black woman. And I'm proud to be gay."

Chad Allen:

"The best advice I've ever given is: Don't come out until it's good news for you. When it's good news for you, it'll be good news for everyone else. Anything else is a disaster, because you won't be able to represent yourself or our community very well."

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Labels: , , , , , ,

Watch: Polarised - A short film on LGBTQ+ living with mental health issues

September 24, 2015 /LGBT News/ The LGBTQ+ community is disproportionately affected by mental illness. A study recently showed that LGBTQ+ people are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide at any given point in their lifetimes. LGBTQ+ people are 3 times more likely to experience anxiety disorders than heterosexuals, and up to 6 times more likely to suffer from depression.

The Polarised Project released this week a short film examining the impact of austerity on LGBTQ+ mental health in London. Including interviews, poetry and live action it seeks to tell the stories of the thousands of young LGBTQ people suffering with ill mental health and bearing the brunt of cuts to funding.

The short film is based on the poem 'Polarised' by Executive Producer Charlie Smoke, from which the Project draws its name.

The Polarised Project will be releasing a full feature length documentary in August 2016, which will focus on the stories of those fighting homophobia, welfare cuts and mental illness on the fringes of the mainstream LGBT community.


Polarised touches on subjects that some people may find triggering. The short film that we will be screening this evening contains graphic descriptions of rape and frank discussions of mental health issues and disorders including suicide, eating disorders and depression. There are some explicit scenes of self-harm and drug use.

The short film (running time approx. 24 minutes) can be viewed here:

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 / Labels: , , , , ,

Celebrate Bisexuality Day #CBD #BiWeek

September 23, 2015 /LGBT News/ September 23 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day (CBD), an international awareness day that is also referred to as Bi Visibility Day and Bisexual Pride Day. 

Three bisexual advocates – Wendy Curry, Michael Page and Gigi Raven Wilbur – conceived of the event as a way to combat bisexual invisibility. CDB, which began in 1999, is celebrated with events around the world celebrating bisexual culture, community and history. 

In 2013, the White House held its first bisexual community issues roundtable on Celebrate Bisexuality Day.

On 23 September 2013 in the UK, government minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson MP issued a statement saying in part, "I welcome Bi Visibility Day which helps to raise awareness of the issues that bisexual people can face and provides an opportunity to celebrate diversity and focus on the B in LGB&T."

In 2014 BiNet USA declared the seven days surrounding Celebrate Bisexuality Day to be Bi Awareness Week, also called Bisexual Awareness Week. The week begins the Sunday before Celebrate Bisexuality Day.

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Monday, September 21, 2015 / Labels: , , , ,

New infographic illustrates the inequalities facing bisexual people

September 21, 2015 /LGBT News/ This week marks the second annual Bisexual Awareness Week, with September 23 being "International Celebrate Bisexuality Day" (#CBD).

Today, the Movement Advancement Project released a new infographic illustrating the inequalities and disparities facing bisexual people in America. 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 / Labels: , , , , ,

10 wonderful children's books on marriage equality

August 16, 2015 /LGBT News

1.  And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three is a 2005 children's book written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and illustrated by Henry Cole. This tale about the meaning of family is based on a true story about a charming penguin family living in New York City's Central Park Zoo. Roy and Silo, two male penguins, are "a little bit different." The book follows the six years of their life when they formed a couple and were given an egg to raise. Done in soft watercolors, the illustrations set the tone for this uplifting story, and readers will find it hard to resist the penguins' expressions. An author's note provides more information about Roy, Silo, Tango, and other chinstrap penguins.

2. Mommy, Mama, and Me

Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its mommies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together. Shares the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children. Written by Lesléa Newman  and illustrated by Carol Thompson.

3. A Tale of Two Mommies 

A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing?” To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing. Written by Vanita Oelschlager and illustrated by Mike Blanc, A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds.

4. The Family Book 

Written by Todd Parr, The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two moms or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way. Perfect for young children just beginning to read, The Family Book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, promote character growth, and strengthen family relationships. 

5. Oh The Things Mommies Do!: What Could Be Better Than Having Two?

A playful celebration of Lesbian Mothers and their children! Oh The Things Mommies Do! is a bouncy, and playful look at the joys of a two Mom family. With its catchy rhymes and vibrant illustrations, it is a pleasure for children and parents alike. Written by Crystal Tompkins and illustrated by Lindsey Evans.
6. The Different Dragon

Written by Jennifer Bryan and illustrated by Danamarle Hosler, this bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how the wonderful care and curiosity of a little boy, with some help from his willing moms, can lead to magical and unexpected places. Join Noah and his cat, Diva, on this nighttime adventure and you too will leave with an unforgettable new dragon friend.

7. In Our Mothers' House

Marmee, Meema, and the kids are just like any other family on the block. In their beautiful and filled with love house, they cook dinner together, they laugh together, and they dance together. And they also teach their children that different doesn't mean wrong. Written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco.

8. Daddy, Papa, and Me

Rhythmic text and illustrations with universal appeal show a toddler spending the day with its daddies. From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children. Written by Lesléa Newman  and illustrated by Carol Thompson.

9. King and King

When a grouchy queen tells her layabout son that it's time for him to marry, he sighs, "Very well, Mother.... I must say, though, I've never cared much for princesses." This is a way of explaining homosexuality to your children so you can raise an accepting, wonderful human being. Written by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland.

10. My Uncle's Wedding

There’s so much to do now that Uncle Mike and Steve are getting married. Follow Andy on this enjoyable journey as he talks about his uncle's wedding, how it affects him, and the things he gets to do in preparation for the ceremony. You’ll laugh and smile as you read this adorable story about marriage and family. Written by Eric Ross and illustrated by r), Tracy K Greene.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015 / Labels: , , , , , ,

Transgender Woman Sex Change Success Stories

Transgender Woman Sex Change Success Stories

By Dr. Harold Reed

Looking back over our 12 year experience, while we have garnered many appreciative testimonials although not everyone has gone from point A to B in one hop.
Our goal is to provide realistic below the waist confirmation of your sexual identity and functionality. In short, we wish to make you a "turn-on." There is no surgical fee for a revision or touch-up when patients are compliant with post-op instructions such as using a ring pillow for 4 to 5 weeks.
We encourage prospective patients to compare our results with those of other facilities keeping in mind doctors tend to post on the web the best examples of their work.
In our practice success is measured in many ways. Firstly lack of remorse that the operation was performed. Reportedly the incidence of remorse across the board is 3%.
Over the years we have had 2 patients who have expressed transient remorse. One wrote me such a letter, but a week later updated the letter by saying she was fine with her decision. Every anniversary since of the operation we receive a thank you card. The second report of remorse more recently lasted 3 days, and was precipitated by a notice from her spouse saying divorce papers were imminent. An ensuing psychiatric admission for depression lasted 2 days. She then reverted to acceptance.
This explains why the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) says in their Standard of Care (latest version VII, 2015) for irreversible genial surgery, 2 letters of therapy clearance are required. We go one step further. One letter needs to be written by a therapist with a doctoral degree, could be a psychologist or psychiatrist. Some come from ordained ministers or RN's, but all are licensed clinical social workers if not a psychiatrist.
Inseparable from the gratification process is "did I choose the right doctor; was he/she there for me every step of the way when I had questions or concerns; was the medical staff friendly or just perfunctory?"
Maintaining orgasmic potential is sought after by virtually all. I can well remember getting called at 3 AM, "Dr. Reed, I just had my first orgasm." Of 2 patients who did not remain orgasmic, one was an inveterate smoker with clitoral necrosis and the other a diabetic in poor control.
Orgasmic potential is maintained by preservation of the neurovascular bundle, fashioning a clitoral body from the glans penis, and inverting erogenous penile skin. We like to say, "if you can play the piano before surgery, you'll play the piano after surgery." Every woman discovers her unique areas. Having a sensate clitoris is as essential as massage along the path of the dorsal nerve.
We have long lists of supportive testimonials. See two such blogs and Also and
Being happy is buoyed by finding that special partner who loves and supports you. 50% of our patients have a boyfriend or spouse even prior to surgery. When the patient comes into the consultation room, they are in tow and sit down together. I can tell by the way he views her, he sees a woman and sitting on the other side of the desk I see a woman too.
Some of photographic examples or our work are posted on

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 / Labels: , , , , , ,

Lesbian movie 'Carol' trailer: Watch Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara fall in love

August 20, 2015 /LGBT News/ The first official trailer for lesbian-themed drama Carol was released earlier this week. The film stars Australian Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett as a wealthy married lesbian, alongside Rooney Mara, who won a best actress award for the film at the Cannes Film Festival in May. 

The teaser trailer of the film that was recently released shows Carol falling for the young woman who she met in a department store. The entire montage is set to the song "My Foolish Heart," which really sets the tone of the film.

Directed by Todd Haynes, the film is based from the 1952 novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. In an interview with The Guardian, Highsmith revealed she has been in many relationships with women, saying “more times than rats have orgasms”.

The film premiered at Cannes earlier this year, and will be released in the US on November 20, 2015. 

Watch the trailer:

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