Approximate Transition Costs (MTF)

Posted by – March 12, 2009

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.

5 Comments on Approximate Transition Costs (MTF)

  1. divadarya says:

    Less than I thought, actually, but still a small fortune. My FTM friends have it worse, however…

  2. helenboyd says:

    If anyone else would like to email me their total costs list, FTM or MTF, please do, & I’ll post them.

  3. Phoebe says:

    Of course, my costs aren’t anywhere near complete, but the one that I have different is that none of my hormones, blood tests, or T-related doctor visits are covered, and those come to about $5k a year (for 2.5 years, at this point).

    My electro has been less, but also face only. (And I’ve been getting a lot of it free. I let the new electrologists train on me.)

  4. Jude says:

    Gender Clinic Fees: $1100 (rest covered by insurance, got me two letters)
    HRT (uncovered amount until surgery): $400
    Electrolysis: $12,000
    Genital surgery (round one): $7,500
    Round 2 of surgeries: $1200
    Estimated total not covered by any insurance: $

    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.

  5. Colleen says:

    Prices slowly becoming more reasonable.

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