Long Awaited Victory: Out-of-Country Funding for Phalloplasty Approved

Looking back to 2009 when I first started seeking funding for bottom surgery, I’m glad I didn’t know that it would take this long to obtain it. But obtain it, I have: BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) confirmed yesterday that my funding application has been approved.

Posted at 10:02 am on May 17, 2017 | 2 comments | Filed Under: Phalloplasty | Continue reading

The Road to Phalloplasty, Part 4: New Direction?

I finally had my assessment for phalloplasty surgery last month and took the opportunity to ask a lot of questions about out-of-country funding. Contrary their previous stance of only funding surgeries performed by Dr. Brassard, MSP is providing out of country funding for those with contraindications to RFF Phalloplasty.

Posted at 1:51 pm on September 6, 2015 | 8 comments | Filed Under: Phalloplasty | Continue reading


Joshua Riverdale

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 43 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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