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Doctors and Transition Services

THERAPY

Gender Health Center
Affordable Counseling for the LGBT Community
The Gender Health Center provides counseling/therapy services to anyone who expresses the need as well as anyone who self identifies or is perceived to be gender variant. Our services embrace the psychological well-being and self fulfillment of individuals coming out and/or beginning or in the transition process in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment. We are a not for profit agency so our fees are on a sliding scale to help make our services as easily accessible and available to everyone. We also offer resources and referrals to other LGBT friendly organizations.

2020 29th Street, Ste. 201
Sacramento, CA 95817
Telephone: (916) 455-2391
Email: info@ghcmail.org

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River Rock Counseling River Rock Counseling offers a range of counseling services. They tailor their sessions to meet each individual's unique needs. These needs are on a continuum from feminine to masculine and therefore may be applied to any gender identity or couple, regardless of sexual orientation.

4944 Sunrise Blvd., Ste. J-5
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Telephone: (916) 642-5410


MEDICAL DOCTORS

Carol F. Milazzo, MD Her Specialties are Child and adolescent medicine & Gender Dysphoria (adolescents and young adults).

406 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 280
Roseville, CA 95661
Telephone: (916) 782-3786

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David L. Norene, MD He practices Internal Medicine at the Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento.

1020 29th Street, Suite 140
Sacramento, CA 95816
Telephone: (916) 733-8725
Fax: (916) 733-8770

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Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Organization seeking to support and network LGBTi people in the medical field. Website includes a gay-friendly doctor listing.

459 Fulton Street, Suite 107
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 255-4547
Fax: (650) 255-4748
Email: info@glma.org

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Robert Greene, MD Dr. Greene is a widely recognized expert on hormonal issues and their role in fertility, pregnancy and aging. He has authored several books on these subjects and has dedicated much of his professional career to the study and treatment of hormone related issues.
Also visit the Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine:
www.haveababy.com

2288 Auburn Blvd., Suite 204
Sacramento, CA 95821
Telephone: (916) 568-2125
Email: greener@sherinstitute.com

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More Trans-Friendly Doctors Click here for a list of Trans-Friendly Doctors in our area.


HAIR REMOVAL

Emil A. Tanghetti, MD Dr. Tanghetti is a clinical professor of Dermatology at U.C. Davis and a fellow in the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery
5601 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Telephone: (916) 454-5922

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Lisa Stephens Hitomi CPE
Licensed and Board Certified Electrologist
Customer Review:
"She has been treating my facial hair for many months now and she is fantastic. She uses both the BLEND and microFLASH methods as only an expert can. She knows her subject and is well practiced in her area of expertise. She was recommended to me by a friend and I have likewise recommended her to many of my friends."

9915 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Telephone: (916) 224-4247

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Debra's Electrolysis Clinic
Permanent Hair removal - Waxing - Permanent makeup
Debra's Electrolysis Clinic has been serving Davis and the greater part of Sacramento and Yolo County since 1986. Quality of service and skill has been their primary focus.

622 East 8th Street
Davis, CA 95616
Telephone: (530) 753-7119
Cell: (530) 400-2304


VOICE/MANNERISM TRAINING

Andrea James Andrea James is an advocate for the transgender community, creating free websites with hundreds of pages of content such as TS Roadmap.

Deep Stealth Productions
5419 Hollywood Blvd., Suite C142
Hollywood, CA 90027
Telephone: (800) 853-6077
Email: info@deepstealth.com


COSMETIC AND SRS SURGEONS

Marci L. Bowers, MD She was voted as one of America's Best Doctors for 2002-2003, was recently elected to the prestigious European Academy of Sciences and is a transwoman, herself.

328 Bonaventure Street, Suite #2
Trinidad, CO 81082
Telephone: (719) 846-6300
Fax: (719) 846-9500
Email: info@marcibowers.com

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Dr. Michael L. Brownstein A Board Certified plastic surgeon, specializing in plastic, reconstructive, and gender related surgery. He has performed gender related surgery since the late 1970's when, with the advice and support of Paul Walker, co-founder and former President of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, now WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health), he received the first of his many referrals for bilateral chest reconstruction.

1001 Mariposa Street, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94107
Telephone: (415) 625-3230 Toll Free: (877) 255-2081
Email: mlb@brownsteinmd.com

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Toby R. Meltzer, MD PC Dr. Meltzer performs male-to-female sex reassignment surgery (MTF SRS) and female-to-male sex reassignment surgery (FTM SRS) along with cosmetic procedures related to those surgeries, as well as cosmetic procedures for non-SRS patients.

7025 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 302
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Telephone: (480) 657-7006 Toll Free: (866) 876-6329
Email: mlb@brownsteinmd.com

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Watanyusakul Suporn, MD Certified by the Medical Council of Thailand, Dr. Suporn has performed nearly 1,000 primary cases of MtF SRS in patients of 38 nationalities.

Aikchol Hospital
938 Sukhumvit Road
Bangplasoi, Muang District
Chonburi, 20000, Thailand
Fax: +66 38 780569 (replace the "+" with the international dialing code appropriate to your country)
Email: admin@supornclinic.com


CLINICS & WALK-IN SERVICE
SACRAMENTO & BAY AREA

Planned Parenthood - Mar Monte
Their transgender services include all of their sexual health services such as STD Testing, Pap Tests, Breast exams and others, as well as FTM and MTF hormone therapy.

Fruitridge
5385 Franklin Blvd., Stes. A-D
Sacramento, CA 95824
Telephone: (916) 452-7305

B Street
201 29th Street, Ste. 200
Sacramento, CA 95816
Telephone: (916) 446-6921

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Lyon-Martin Health Services
Lyon-Martin provides primary and preventive healthcare services to around 2000 patients. Currently, 39% of their patients are people of color; 14% are transgender and 41% self-identify as lesbian or bisexual; 84% live below 200% of the federal poverty level and 14% are homeless.

1748 Market Street Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 565-7667
Fax: (415) 558-8221
Email: info@lyon-martin.org

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Dimensions Clinic
Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy. They offer low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25. With a staff made up of medical & mental health professionals, they can answer just about any question you might have, including things you may be too embarrassed to ask anyone else.

Castro-Mission Health Center
3850 17th Street (between Noe & Sanchez)
San Francisco, CA 94114
Telephone: (415) 934-7789
Appointments: (415) 487-7500
Email: dimensions.clinic@gmail.com

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St. James Infirmary
St. James Infirmary offers free, confidential, nonjudgmental medical and social services for female, transgender, and male sex workers. They are the first occupational safety and health clinic for sex workers run by and for sex workers!

1372 Mission Street (between 10th St & Grace St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: (415) 554-8494
HRT Program: (415) 572-9414
Email: training@stjamesinfirmary.org

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Tom Waddell Health Center
Drop In URGENT medical care to the general population, and PRIMARY medical care services to special needs communities such as homeless persons, persons without medical coverage, and transgender persons who live in San Francisco. New transgender patients can apply for In-take appointments every Tuesday at 1:30pm.

50 Lech Walesa (aka IVY) Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 355-7588


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Other Services

COUNSELING

Alexander Yoo, MA, MFTI
Compassionate, insightful therapist
A leading Gender Diversity Clinician and Applied Community Psychology Specialist, Alexander educates mental health and medical providers, businesses, institutions, community organizations, government bodies, and educational systems on gender issues and administrative practice.

Telephone: (310) 773-3484
Email: therapy@alexanderyoo.com

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New Leaf
Counseling & Substance Abuse Services for the LGBTQ Community
Specializing in substance abuse, New Leaf offers group/indivdual treatment, free drop-in orientation groups, support groups for LGBTQQI youth, and has sliding scale fees for treatment.

103 Hayes Street (between Van Ness & Market)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 626-7000
Email: intake@newleafservices.org

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WynSpring Community Services
Counseling & Family Support for the LGBT Community
Specializing in trauma/abuse, positive family expression, and prudent parenting. Support for individual and familoy through authenic relationships, art therapy, health lifestyle, balance of spirit, and others.

Telephone: (916) 480-0280 (ask for de' or Becca)


TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

Transgender Law Center
The Transgender Law Center works with community members and allies to make California a state in which we can all fully and freely express our gender identities. On their site, you'll find one of the nation's most comprehensive collections of resources on transgender law, information about their innovative projects, and tons of other stuff.

870 Market Street, Room 823
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 865-0176
Email: info@transgenderlawcenter.org


MARRIAGE

Let's Get Married
Weddings, Holy Unions, Blessings planned with your special date in mind

Rev. Dr. Rosario Vargas MCC Minister
Telephone: (916) 333-3332
Email: aba6971564@aol.com


CHURCH

A Church for All
All is welcome at A Church For All without regard for your your religious or political affiliation, race, creed, sexual orientation, gender identification, social economic status or abilities. Weekly Sunday Celebration at 1pm. For more information visit their website: http://www.achurchforall.org/

815 11th Street - upper room @ Sofia's
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 807-7305
Email: Spirit@achurchforall.org


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Support Groups

LOCAL

Sacramento FTM Support Group
Lavendar Library located at 1414 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
First Tuedsay of every month
The purpose of this group is to provide a safe, supportive environment for individuals who were born female bodied and identify as male. Individuals could already be transitioned FTM's, transitioning FTM's, or individuals questioning their own identities as FTM's.

Trans Families Sacramento
A support group for families with transgender members. They meet on the third Tuesday of every month at the PFLAG meeting (2391 St. Marks Way, Sacramento, CA) from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Email: transfamilies@sactgc.org

PFLAG Sacramento
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy. They meet on the third Tuesday of every month at Saint Marks Church (2391 St. Marks Way, Sacramento, CA) from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Email: contact@pflagsacramento.org

River City Gems
Celebrating Feminine Expression
P.O. Box 601203
Sacramento CA 95860
info@rivercitygems.org
A social and support group serving the crossdressing and transgender community of Northern California. We are based in Sacramento and have members from the Central Valley, the Bay Area, the Sierra Nevada, and neighboring states. Providing crossdressers, their partners, and their families with opportunities to socialize in a personally affirming, safe, and supportive environment. They also strive to raise awareness of the transgender community and to promote a positive image to business owners, the media, and the general public.

Sacramento Delta Girls
The Sacramento Chapter of Tri-Ess
P.O. Box 2231
Carmichael, CA 95609
(916) 359-2328
sigma_delta_gamma@yahoo.com
The Sacramento chapter of Tri-Ess represents cross-dressers, their spouses, or Significant Others, and their families. They meet once-a-month, for a time of socializing, sharing, and support. They welcome all to join them for an evening.

Sutter Gender Identity Support Group
at Sutter General Hospital
2801 L Street (28th and L)
Downtown Sacramento
The MCC group is an open, non-religious, non-profit, non-sexual social group for those who are serious about their transformation. They provide a place where they can interact with others with the same feelings and meet, visit and exchange information in a safe place. They serve the educational, emotional, and recreational needs of the TS community. They include female to male & male to female transsexuals (TS), transgenderists (TG), intersexed, spouses, parents, children, significant others, other supportive friends, and interested professionals. They meet on the third Saturday of every month at 6:30 P.M. at the Sutter General Hospital, 2nd floor Conference Room C, 2801 L St, Sacramento, for a potluck and fellowship meeting.

Lambda Transgender Support Group
The Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center
1927 L Street, Sacramento
(916) 442-0185, Ext. 101
heather(at)agridesigns.com
The Center's LGBT Community Counseling Program provides weekly support groups in a safe, culturally affirming environment for transgender adults and youth with professional facilitators trained in sexual identity and gender issues. They meet every Sunday at 6:30pm at The Gay & Lesbian Center.

Sacramento Trans Youth
sacTyouth-owner@yahoogroups.com
A peer support group for young people in their teens through early twenties in the Greater Sacramento area who identify as gender variant, transgender, or gender questioning.

OUTSIDE OF SACRAMENTO

Colage
Equal Justice For People with LGBT Parents & Our Families
1550 Bryant Street, Suite 830
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 851-KIDS
colage@colage.org
COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parents. They build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.

Our Family Coalition
The Bay Area's LGBT Family Organization
870 Market Street, Stuite 872
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 981-1960
info@ourfamily.org
Our Family Coalition promotes the rights and well-being of Bay Area lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families with children and prospective parents through education, advocacy, social networking, and grassroots community organizing.

TransGender San Francisco
(TGSF)
P.O. Box 426486
San Francisco, CA 94142-6486
(415) 839-9448
transgendersanfrancisco@yahoo.com
TransGender San Francisco is the largest transgender organization in the United States! TGSF is a group for all members of the Transgendered Community. Transgender is used as an umbrella term that includes female and male cross dressers, transvestites, drag queens or kings, female or male impersonators, intersexed individuals, pre-operative, post-operative or non-operative transsexuals, masculine females, feminine males, all persons whose perceived gender or anatomical sex may be incongruent with their gender expression, and all persons exhibiting gender characteristics and identities which are perceived to be androgynous.

Trans:Thrive
A drop-in center by and for the trans community
815 Hyde Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 409-4101
Their mission is to foster a healthy trans community empowered by the leadership of its peers. They offer support groups, educational workshops, a "Drop-in" center (for those in need), and other services for FTMs, MTFs, gender variant folks, and everyone in between.


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If you know of any local TG resources I may have missed, e-mail them to: rhudson@sactgc.org
There is also a list of transgender books, documentaries, and movies. I would welcome any you wish to share.


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