Paying For Gender Reassignment Surgeries
- Sunday Sep 27th, 2009
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So, something I get asked frequently is about how to finance gender reassignment surgeries. What with money, and employment even, being one of the main concerns, most trans-people will be focusing on the worry about how to finance, and pay for surgeries, so this is definitely a hot topic on the transition agenda for most. Prices for surgery will vary depending on the location, and clinic you attend, so be sure to do some research on where you would like to receive your surgeries so you can calculate how much you will need.
OK, so following are some ways in which you can utilize in order to pay for your surgeries...
Open up a high interest savings account..
This can be one of the most easiest ways to accumulate the funding you need to begin financing your surgeries. There are some great institutions that help you to take advantage of high interest returns when you are saving money with a goal in mind. If you are from Australia, I recommend UBank, which is backed by the NAB. They have some great financial products where you can sign up, and begin saving straight away. If you aren't from Oz, then have a look around for similar services available in your country, do a google search for financial institutions that offer high interest returns on their savings account products, and I am sure you will find an equivalent service.
Financing Surgeries, and other Credit Options...
There are a barrage of medical financial services that will help you to finance your surgeries.. And while this is definitely a good option if you do not want to wait, and are seeking surgeries early, it might now suit everyone's budget. In saying that, I can recommend a service for Australians, though I haven't used them personally, I know others who have. They are called Mac Credit, and they offer a range of finance and credit options to help you pay for your surgeries upfront. If you aren't from OZ, look around on google, and you are sure to find an equivalent service within your area.
Government Grants, and Support Services...
In some countries, like Australia, Gender clinics may have access to a small amount of funding to help you pay for your surgeries. While I haven't heard of too many services that offer this to the transgendered community, I know they exist here in Australia, so they might also be offered in your country. DO some research!!
Family Loans, and Help From Family Members, or Close Friends...
I know, this might not be an option for everyone, because of the nature, and status of our condition. But another good way to accumulate, and finance your surgeries, is to ask your family, and friends to do a formal loan for you, or maybe even to be a guarantor for finance. Again, this might not be a possibility for everyone, but if you have the option, it might be good for consideration.
Hope this helps!
Much Love, Lea xx