Resources: Strong Bodies

Free Online Health Resources

– Introduction to Hormone Therapy:  Female to Male
Dr. Maddie Deutsch, of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center, gives a medical overview of the effects of taking testosterone.
(You can learn more about Dr. Deutsch herself here.)

– Free eBook on Medical Transition
Nick Gorton is a transgender man and a physician.  Gorton and Dean Spade co-authored a document about medical care for transgender men called “Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men: A Guide For Health Care Providers.”  Filled with helpful information about physical transition, this document may be downloaded for free at  (Note, this document was written in 2005.  Whenever you see the phrase “HBIGDA Standards of Care”, please note that it should now say “WPATH Standards of Care.”)

–  Booklet on lower surgeries for trans men
The Gender Identity Research and Education Society has published a series of booklets on trans wellbeing and healthcare, including “Lower Surgery for trans men”

– Free Resources on Medical Transition from Canada
The Trans Care Project, a collaborative effort between the Transgender Health Program and Transcend Transgender Support & Education Society, created several free health publications.  The materials address issues in adolescent health, clinical advocacy, hormone therapy, mental health, primary medical care, speech/voice change, and surgery.  The documents are available online at

– Transmen: Trans Health Matters
This is a free PDF download discussing matters of sexual health, HIV and wellbeing.  The website looks like it’s an order form to purchase copies, but just click “Download PDF” to get a free copy. 

– HIV Prevention for trans men
HIV prevention for transMSM:  “PRIMED: The Back Pocket Guide to Transmen and the Men Who Dig Them.”

– The importance of PAP tests for trans men
Developed by and for trans men and our healthcare providers, this info is about why you may need a Pap, and how to make the experience of getting one better.

Los Angeles Primary Care & Endocrinology

Richard Horowitz, M.D.
8635 W. Third Street, Ste. 885
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 358-7200

Joshua Rokaw, M.D.
15211 Vanowen St., Suite 100
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 981-7672

LA Gay & Lesbian Center
Transgender Health Program
1625 N. Schrader Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 993-7518
Primary care, hormones, mental health

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
Transgender Health Program
Diana Feliz Oliva
323-541-1600 ext. 1068, 213-400-9116 (cell)

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
5000 Sunset Blvd, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-669-2390 / 888-25-YOUTH
Gender counseling and hormone therapy

San Diego Primary Care & Endocrinology

North Park Family Health Center
823 Gateway Center Way
San Diego, CA 92102

Los Angeles Surgeons

Dr. Gil Kryger and Dr. Zol Kryger
Kryger Institute of Plastic Surgery
425 Haaland Drive, Suite 102
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
(805) 777-3877

Transgender Surgery Institute of Southern California
1551 Ocean Ave., Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Gary J. Alter, M.D.
416 North Bedford Drive, Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 275-5566
(price shop carefully before selecting Dr. Alter)

California Surgeons for FTMs

Dr. Curtis Crane and Dr. Thomas Satterwhite
575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Suite 1
Greenbrae, CA 94904

Other Popular Surgeons for FTMs

Beverly Fischer, M.D.
12205-12207 Tullamore Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093
Phone (410) 308-4700

Charles Garramone, D.O.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute, PA
12651 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 102
Sunrise, FL 33323
(954) 752-7842

Dr. Daniel Medalie
Cleveland, OH
(216) 778-4450

Online Resources

“Gender Identity Disorder” Reform

Trans-Health Magazine

Standards of Care, Transition, Hormones and Surgery Internet Groups

WPATH Standards of Care






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Underworks Masculine Chest Contouring Undershirt

Wear-With-All Masculine Chest Contouring Vest

FTM Essentials

Mango Prosthesis (FTM-Owned Business)

TranZwear (FTM-Owned Business)

Local Menswear Sources

Short Men’s Wear
12458 Oxnard St.
North Hollywood, CA 91606-4510

Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8″ & Under
9408 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(877) JIMMY-AU

Jockey Club Ltd Short Sizes
3940 S. Bristol St. #209
Santa Ana, CA 92704-7451