The Road to Phalloplasty, Part 3: Hurdles Ahead

MSP has removed the 5 per year cap that applied to phalloplasty and metoidioplasty funding. Once MSP resolves the issues around assessments, an aftercare team and the contract with GRS Montreal, I assume that they’ll start moving down the wait list and funding surgeries. My position on the wait list is approximately #13, which means that I could be up for funding relatively soon after funding starts, but there are a number of big hurdles that I will have to get through before I get to the funding stage.

Posted at 5:14 pm on October 14, 2014 | 2 comments | Filed Under: Phalloplasty | Tagged: , | Continue reading

The Road to Phalloplasty, Part 2: Funding Frustrations

I’ve started and stopped writing this post many times now. This is a topic that I find very frustrating, and it feels like there’s little that I can do to change things. But I know that I’m not the only one in this situation and that there is a way to to get these concerns voiced, so here are some facts and a call to action regarding the dire situation of surgery funding for trans men in British Columbia.

Posted at 3:34 pm on October 10, 2014 | 4 comments | Filed Under: Phalloplasty | Tagged: , | Continue reading

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Joshua Riverdale

I’m just another transsexual and this is my FTM transition blog. My journal is an important personal development tool: I use it to track and observe the complex, challenging, and sometimes wondrous aspects of being transgender. I’m pleased that other trans men find this public navigation helpful.

I’m 40 years old and live in rural BC, Canada with my longtime girlfriend. I was diagnosed with GID by a school psychologist when I was five years old (1979), but I didn’t think of myself as trans until October, 2007. (Honestly, I didn’t know I had options. I didn’t really know that trans men existed.) Learn more about my transition process here.

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