Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I help support informing consent?

Thanks for your support!  The best way you can support us is to spread the word that we exist.  Follow us on Facebook, hit us up on Twitter (@InformConsent), and tell your friends and family.

The second best way you can support us is by donating.  We’re a project of Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold, which is proudly fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, a registered 501(c)3, so your donation is tax deductible.  The site is currently self-funded by its creators, so your donation will make a big difference.

Why don’t you have info on more surgeries? 

Simply put, we haven’t had time yet.  We’re creating all of our content as we go, releasing 1-2 videos a week as we complete them.  Eventually, we plan to have a comprehensive library of information on trans related surgeries and treatments.

A great way to keep informed about what info we have is to get on our mailing list or follow us on Facebook.

I don’t see information on document change for the state I live in. Where is it?

We’re working on it!  We hope to get info on every identity document for every state posted within 18 months (December 2016).

In the meantime, we recommend the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and the Transgender Law Center for information on document changes.

I need information on insurance.  Do you have that?

Not yet, but we’re working on that too!  Insurance is a complicated topic that’s best addressed on a case by case basis, so we’re thinking hard about the best way to approach it.

I had a bad experience with a doctor on your site.  Why are they a partner?   

We take the experiences of trans folks very seriously.  At the same time, we recognize that every doctor has at least one unhappy patient.  We look at the big picture with our partner doctors, and try to make the best judgment we can.

It’s rare that we’ll end a partnership over one individual’s experience, but we do take everyone’s opinion into consideration.  Please contact us if you have concerns about a partner.

I have an awesome video of my own surgical result.  Can I share it on your site?

For now, we’re only producing and posting medical videos with medical providers. In the future, we may solicit videos from trans folks who have had surgery, but we are not yet at that point.

I have a question that’s not listed here. How can I get an answer?

Please contact us. We’d love to hear from you, and may add your question to this growing list of FAQs.