Health

Transgender Health Network


In February 2011, three psychologists began meeting with the intention of forming a network of health care professionals specifically focused on increasing and improving health care services to trans-identified and gender expansive individuals in our community.  The first open meeting of the Transgender Health Network (T-Net) occurred in August 2011 and since that time, T-Net has grown to include physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, a nurse, and additional psychologists, many from numerous health care settings.  This website is designed to share the most recent list of trans-friendly providers in our network.  We hope you find it useful. You can visit the T-Net website by clicking here.


Mental Health

College can be tough and stressful, especially for minoritized groups of students. If you are in need of assistance there is help that wants to help you. Below are a few trans specific and general mental health resources if you ever need them.

Trans Specific

  • Trans Lifeline – (877) 565-8860 – A hotline that works to end transgender suicide and improve overall mental health of transgender people.

LGBTQ Specific

Safe Binding

What is binding?

Chest binding is a common step in FTM transformation. “Binding” is a reference to flattening breast tissue to create a more male-appearing chest. This is achieved through a variety of methods with many different materials. While binding with common household items can be an inexpensive route, it can also be unsafe. NEVER bind with duct tape or an Ace bandage!

Instead, please consult with the following websites for tips on binding.

http://transguys.com/features/chest-binding

http://www.ftmguide.org/

You can also shop for binding materials at the following retailers online:

gc2b Transitional Apparel

Peecock Products

Chest Binders by Underworks

Flavnt Streetwear

Can’t afford a binder? Visit The Center Project Clothing Closet for assistance!

Breast Forms

Do it Yourself Breast Forms

1. Purchase invisible silicone bra (can find at Walmart)
2. Purchase silicone cup size filler (can find at Walmart)
3. Place silicone filler into silicone bra

*works best for people with smaller frames

Breast Forms for Purchase:

The Breast Form Store

Crossdresser.com

Packing


Harnesses

DIY harnesses
You will need:

      • A pair of boxers/briefs
      • An O-ring
      • Sewing needle and thread
      • Packer/packing object

Please watch this video tutorial.
Packers*

Padding

Shop ready made

Do it yourself

          • Many stores sell padding accessories separately, and you can mix and match items to fit your needs!
          • Some folks use foam to DIY their own hip and butt pads. Check out Robyn With a Y for more information!

Tucking

Safe Tucking

      1. Shave your pubic area (optional)
      2. Tuck testes into inguinal canal (place where testes go when it’s cold). It is sometimes easier when you are laying down or squatting. It will feel like you are pushing your testes into your abdomen. It may be uncomfortable, but it should not hurt.
      3. Tape scrotum and penis back towards anus. Spots tape can be used for less irritation and harm to your body.

Gaffs:Panties made to help tuck

The Breast Form Store

      • $20-35 price range

GaffPanty.com

      • $24-60 price range

Crossdresser.com

      • $30-60 price range

*Problematic Language may be on some websites*

Helpful tips and videos

WikiHow Tutorial

YouTube Tutorial