How long does initial therapy take?

Caprieclipse Caprieclipse
How long does initial therapy usually take before being cleared to start T?
08/26/2012
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Originally posted by Caprieclipse
How long does initial therapy usually take before being cleared to start T?
It depends on the doctor. But, if they follow the Harry Benjamin standard, which a lot do, then the person needs either 3 months real life experience living as their desired gender role, or psychotherapy for usually at least 3 months.
08/26/2012
sodapin sodapin
Agreed, it's usually 3 months at the very least. However, you CAN go the informed consent route which can shorten (or lengthen) the wait time. I personally went this route, but my doctor followed the WPATH standards of care so it was about a 3 month wait as well.

Good luck!
08/26/2012
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