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Gender surgery: resources for patients

Deciding between Phalloplasty and Metoidioplasty. Learn about the difference between a phalloplasty and metoidioplasty.

Transmasculine Services. Learn about the services we offer for transmasculine patients.

Transfeminine Services. Learn about the services we offer for transfeminine patients.

Transgender Care Listing of trans-affirming medical, behavioral health and allied health providers around the world.

Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860) is a crisis and suicide prevention hotline specifically for trans identified folks, staffed exclusively by transgender people

SPaRT*A (Service Members, Partners, Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All) is an organization for active duty military trans people.

National Center for Transgender Equality provides legal and advocacy information for transgender individuals and their families.

Boston GLASS opened in 1995as New England's first community center serving young people in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. An average of 25 to 30 youth a night come to GLASS to meet friends, talk to staff or participate in formal personal development programming.

Gender surgery: resources for parents

Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of gay, lesbian and transgender persons and providing support to their families, friends and the community

The Safe Schools Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students offers a range of services designed to help schools implement state laws impacting LGBTQ students, including the state's anti-bullying law, gender identity law and student anti-discrimination law.

Trans Youth and Family Allies empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

GLSEN is a leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

For detailed information about visiting Boston Children's Hospital and other available resources, visit our Patient Resources page.

Watch: What does transgender mean?


Watch: Gender 101

What is gender dysphoria?

Gender vs. sexual orientation

How do I know which pronouns to use for someone?

Let's talk about sex (for trans folks)

What are puberty blockers?

When does a child know they're transgender?

What does gender transition mean?

Understanding your gender journey

When younger kids transition

Caring for young transgender kids

Understanding your gender journey

Fertility preservation: What patients should know

What is binding?

What does it mean to be non-binary?

What is tucking?

How do I know which pronouns to use for someone?

Watch: Advice from our experts

How to talk to your doctor about gender

How to talk to friends and family about gender

How to talk to your doctor about gender

Feel more at ease discussing gender with a doctor

What to know when a child wants to transition

Choosing a bathroom

Gender identity: Is it just a phase?

Watch: Surgery 101

Surgical transition: What's it like?

Surgical transition: Who is eligible?

Bottom surgery: What to expect

Top surgery: What to expect

Why smoking and surgery don't mix

Watch: Treatments and procedures

What is chest reconstruction?

Recovery after chest reconstruction

Chest reconstruction: long-term implications

What is breast augmentation?

Recovery after breast augmentation

What is vaginoplasty?

Recovery after vaginoplasty

What is phalloplasty?

Why is hair removal necessary before phalloplasty?

Why is hair removal necessary before vaginoplasty?

How many sessions are needed for hair removal?