These requirements are based on WPATH Standards of Care v.7 and are not generated by our office. As WPATH members we do follow these guidelines to move forward with consultations and surgery.
These are minimum standards and additional items could be requested or required on a case-by-case basis.
These letters can be written by most licensed behavioral science providers with experience in gender identity expression. *SOME* letters will be require to be written by a Ph.D or Psy.D. You will be advised when that pertains to your case.
All procedures will require at least ONE letter from a qualified Behavioral Science Health Provider. Some procedures and/or insurance policies will require TWO letters be submitted.
Potential patients will be advised on a case-by-case basis on how many letters you will be required to obtain.
* FTM Top Surgery – Double Incision, Keyhole & Nipple-free
* Vaginoplasty – Penile Inversion & Zero Depth
* Orchiectomy – w/ & w/o Scrotoplasty
* MTF Breast Augmentation – Implant based & Fat Grafting
* Hysterectomy & Salpingo-oophorectomy – Performed as “combo” with Top Surgery
One (1) or Two (2) Gender Therapist Letter(s) are SOMETIMES required for:
* Facial Feminization
* Other Gender Affirming Plastic Surgery Procedures
Fax: Attention- Dr. Gallagher (317) 968-1371
Mail: Attention- Dr. Gallagher, 545 Barnhill Dr. EH 232, Indianapolis, IN 46202
**The gender therapists providing these letters have a duty to write them at their discretion and to the best of their knowledge based on the relationship they have with their client. It is up to them to determine if they would like to see their client for additional visits or care before agreeing to write them. It is also up to them to determine if their client meets the following criteria. These are the minimum items that need to be represented in the letters; further detail should be added when appropriate and warranted.
Please visit our website for further information at www.UniversityGenderAffirmationSurgery.com