solarmetronome:

Trans in Toronto and looking for Hormones?

I had an appointment with this doctor last Saturday, and their basic mission statement is “It’s too hard for trans people to get hormones, so I want to make it easier.” They ask as few invasive questions as possible, with the exception of finding something to write down to justify a prescription, which is entirely covered by OHIP - “What does being trans mean to you personally, and what difficulties do you encounter that you want to fix with the hormones?” After that, they ask you to take a blood test (also covered by OHIP), and read over some information before the next appointment, where they can review the results and prescribe!

The only catch is that they’re only around on weekends, as during the week they spend their time offering medical services in northern Ontario, near Algonquin park. Aside from that, their Toronto location is easily accessible on the TTC, right near Christie Station. The only downside is that Christie Station has no elevator, and the office itself is riddled with stairs - I would still check it out though, if it would be possible to travel from Bathurst Station, which does have an elevator, and work something out beforehand in regards to avoiding the stairs in the building. 

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Anonymous asked: Does taking antiandrogens without taking estrogen have a visible effect on muscle mass?

lifeoutsidethebinary-queries:

I have heard that taking anti-androgens without a supplementing hormone can have a serious effect on muscle mass, bone density, and other health problems because your body needs hormones (either testosterone or estrogen) to maintain overall health.

however im not an expert in the field of amab HRT, so if anyone else has experience with this feel free to comment.

-newt

Anonymous asked: I need some advice- I want to come out to my dad as nonbinary, and I don't think he's the type to make my house unsafe if I were out to him, but every time I try, I get choked up from being too scared and nervous. I couldn't even ask him when a good time to have a serious conversation would be. I don't know why I'm so scared, I've told nearly everyone else in my life (not family) pretty easily- is there any way for me to do this without ending up in tears from the anxiety?

your family are always that hardest people to come out to. if you dont feel like you can handle a face-to-face conversation about something like that, it’s perfectly fine and you’re allowed to navigate coming out however.

letters are really helpful like things like this, because then you can get out everything you need to say and dont have to worry about forgetting something important because you’re nervous. you could leave the letter somewhere your dad would find it in the morning on a day you’re going to be out of the house for the day, so you can just come home and he’ll already have read it.

granted you’re still going to have a conversation about the letter, but hopefully the letter could at least get all the information out there for you first and greatly shorten the conversation part.

good luck!

-newt

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sofieandkristin asked: Hey! We want to start a blog for NB kids and teenagers! Would you mind telling your followers?

sure thing!

-newt

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Dara Hoffman-Fox is a gender therapist who’s willing to help.

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Anonymous asked: Um, your emergency link on resources is broken.

im terribly sorry about that!! it’s fixed now

-newt

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causeallidoisdance:

piecesofamoonchyld:

Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR

causeallidoisdance:

piecesofamoonchyld:

Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR

Anonymous asked: *different anon* i know there are people who want to be completely sexless and that includes not having any nipples. ive only heard this from neutrosis people, but obviously it can go for anyone
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Anonymous asked: TW: DYSPHORIA well and a lot of the time nipples look a lot different like i've noticed that on cis dudes (at least in media) their nipples are a lot smaller and placed a little differently than the nipples on cis women (again, at least in most media), and i think that associating your own nipples with those of either of those groups could be really dysphoria inducing.

or honestly like i could see someone getting dysphoric over even just having nipples in general? bc it might be something they associate with being either a man or a woman?

nipple dysphoria is pretty common for a lot of reasons. I don’t know about being dysphoric about not having nipples though, i’ve never heard of anything like that, and people of every sex have nipples, not just male and female

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Anonymous asked: This might sound oblivious, but I thought that both females and males had nipples???

they do but you could be dysphoria about you nipples looking too feminine or masculine? i know a lot of afab people have dysphoria around their nipples

-newt

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