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 | 2 comments | Filed Under: Phalloplasty | Continue reading

The Continuing Saga of Drug Shortages

“The causes are behind a curtain that no one wants to lift… In a country like ours, with all our resources, and all our creativity, and that we have this problem and that we’re putting up with it, I want to find out why.” — Dr. Duffin

Posted at 2:10 pm on July 8, 2015 | 1 comment | Filed Under: Testosterone | 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 41 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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