I had a friend who transitioned a few years ago put together a list of the approximate costs. Here’s the breakdown:
- Uncovered therapy (primary therapist–until surgery date): $2000
- Uncovered therapy (second therapist–Randi Ettner): $450
- Orchiectemy: $2000
- HRT (uncovered amount until surgery): $600
- Electrolysis (up and down god damn it): $17,000
- Genital surgery & breast implant surgeries (round one): $25,000
- Round 2 of surgeries: $2500
Estimated total not covered by any insurance: $49,550.
Costs not included:
- voice (dvd)
- entire new working wardrobe
- moving out and setting up new apartment
- legal fees for name change
- eating awful hospital food for a week.