Transgender Treatment In Melbourne Australia
- Monday Jan 3rd, 2011
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He is a wonderful doctor, who has treated me since I began transition. He will likely(if I can recall correctly) refer you to all the services you require inorder to begin transition. HRT will usually commence once you have seen one of the psychologists, and one of psychiatrists(who treat GID here in Melbourne), and they have diagnosed you with gender dysphoria.
HRT is relatively cheap in Australia(especially if you have access to the PBS scheme), because the medication prescribed to us are used for other purposes, but have the subsequent ability to induce hormonal changes. Such medication are 'the pill' used as a contraception(Microgynon or similar) which induces estrogen production. And Aldactone, which is used for fluid retension alleviation, but has an minimalizing effect on the androgyn hormone, the hormone responsible for excess hair growth, rough skin, and other male-like attributes.
Once you have been approved for HRT by diagnosis, I would recommend changing your name ASAP. Its pretty easily done if you are born here, its about $100 or so, and a quick trip down to the Births, Deaths, and Marriages Office on Swanston st, Melbourne.