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Top Surgery: Unbound
Have you ever wished you could find a book that would guide you through the process of getting Top Surgery? Now that book exists.

Sex Reassignment Surgery in the Female-to-Male Transsexual
Stan J. Monstrey, M.D., Ph.D., Peter Ceulemans, M.D., and Piet Hoebeke, M.D., Ph.D. Semin Plast Surg. 2011 Aug; 25(3): 229–244.
In female-to-male transsexuals, the operative procedures are usually performed in different stages: first the subcutaneous mastectomy which is often combined with a hysterectomy-ovarectomy (endoscopically assisted). The next operative procedure consists of the genital transformation and includes a vaginectomy, a reconstruction of the horizontal part of the urethra, a scrotoplasty and a penile reconstruction usually with a radial forearm flap (or an alternative). After about one year, penile (erection) prosthesis and testicular prostheses can be implanted when sensation has returned to the tip of the penis. The authors provide a state-of-the-art overview of the different gender reassignment surgery procedures that can be performed in a female-to-male transsexual.

FTM Top Surgery Before and After Photo Gallery - Organized by surgeon

Medications to Avoid Before and After FTM Top Surgery

Comprehensive Guide to Surgery Fundraising

Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men - First book ever published of personal essays focusing exclusively on FTM transsexual genital surgeries.

The Total Guide to Penile Implants For Transsexual Men - Expert reviewed by Dr. Crane

FTM Phalloplasty Post-Op Instructions Guide

Transgender Health Program Library - A large collection of reference materials for clinicians and consumers, including Surgery: A guide for FTMs [pdf - 285K] by A. J. Simpson & Joshua Goldberg.

T-Vox - Therapists in the United States - Find a therapist to write a hormone or surgery assessment letter.

Standards of Care

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association

U.S. Insurance

NEW! How-To Guide: Insurance Coverage for FTM Top Surgery In the United States
This new guide walks you through the process of getting insurance coverage for FTM Top Surgery, including how to file an appeal and reverse a denial of coverage.

Transgender Health Care - HeathCare.gov
See how Marketplace health insurance applies to transgender individuals. Preventive services, exclusions, appeal options - know your rights!

Getting FTM Surgery Insurance Approval

List of Insurers That Offer Transgender Health Care Coverage (Dec 2014)

American Medical Association (AMA) Resolution 122 [pdf]

American Psychological Association Policy Statement

More American Universities Including SRS Coverage in Health Insurance Plans - Includes links to information about appealing insurance denials for SRS coverage.

Finding Insurance for Transgender-Related Healthcare In the US - The following insurance carriers have available plans without blanket exclusions for transgender-related healthcare.

FTM Top Surgery Insurance Coverage: What You Need To Know

Medicare & State Medical Insurance

TransMedicare.com - Information for transgender Medicare patients seeking transition-related health care.

Map: State Health Insurance Laws
This map shows which states have explicitly prohibited private health insurance plans sold in the state from having exclusions for transition-related care and which states have clarified that the state Medicaid program covers transition-related care. Even in states not listed here, transgender exclusions in private or Medicaid plans may violate the Affordable Care Act and other federal and state laws. Individuals who are denied medically necessary transition-related care in any state may complain to their health plan, to state enforcement agencies, or to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Medi-Cal Fact Sheet from the Transgender Law Center

Tax Deductions

IRS Medical Deductions [pdf]

Last updated: 12/09/16