I'm transgender and I need to go (on the) straight (and narrow).
May 1, 2012 8:46 PM Subscribe
I am transgender (transsexual MTF). I am self-medicating and I need to go legit. I am looking for a recommendation for a therapist in NYC (and possibly an endocrinologist) who is accepting new patients and is willing to work with the fact that I am self-medicating (and hoping to stop self-medicating and go legit).
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I am over 25. I am currently employed but without health insurance. I make 110k/yr but am somewhat in debt, so a sliding scale might screw me. I have no idea what an endo will bill. I've had blood work done myself, and I'm pretty sure* I'm doing it right, although an endo may want me to stop self-medicating in order to get a baseline. I might refuse to do this. I am aware of the various informed consent options in NYC, but I would rather that be an absolute last resort. I can't talk to the family doctor, because I am not out to my parents, and the doc will blab. First and foremost though, I am looking for a therapist, so help me with that.
[*] On the other hand, speaking to an employment lawyer today taught me that lay(wo)men shouldn't pretend to be lawyers as I clearly know nothing about law; and I figure I shouldn't pretend to be an endocrinologist either. I am a little worried I'll fucking kill myself if go off my meds though.