TransMascSA (formerly FTMen-SA) is a South Australian group for transgender men and trans masculine folks assigned female at birth. They are working to create a series of resources for trans masc folk on their gender journey.
Mental Health is important, check out TransMascSA and their tips to cope with stress:
TransMascSA – Coping with Stress.
Language is important, check out this language guide for a list of some common, and not so common, words you may hear in the trans and gender diverse community:
TransMascSA – Language Guide V1 Dec 2020
TransMascSA has done some research and provided guidance on places to purchase a chest binder:
TransMascSA – Where to Buy a Binder
TransMascSA also has a Binder Exchange Program which you can access here.
If you’ve thought about, and decided to have a consult with a surgeon for Top Surgery, it can be helpful to know what to ask. TransMascSA have some suggestions on just that!:
TransMascSA – Questions to ask your Top Surgeon
If you are contemplating how to pay for Top Surgery (or any surgery as a transgender person) this fact sheet may help clear up some confusion and help your planning:
TransMascSA – Planning for Costs of Top Surgery
If you are at school, or about to start a new course, such as at Uni/Tafe etc, and the name you use everyday and your legal name do not match it can be tricky knowing how to notify your teacher. Let this simple Word Document template take the stress of that away by simply copying and pasting the text:
TransMascSA-Notifying a teacher of name and pronouns
If you are supporting someone who is gender diverse, recently met someone who is, or simply want to understand a bit of trans etiquette, check out this document. It is also really handy if you are a trans person who would like those around you to have a bit more knowledge:
TransMascSA – What Trans People Want You to Know
Gender Connect Country SA are a service by Shine SA and the Country PHN servicing Trans and Gender Diverse community members living in Country SA.
If you’re unable or don’t want to medically transition, that doesn’t impact your validity as a trans or gender diverse person. Gender Connect Country SA have created a resource filled with suggestions for non-medical ways to find
Experimenting with your Gender Expression: Non-medical ways to experiment with your expression to find gender euphoria
If you don’t need help with euphoria specifically, but do need to do more to manage your mental health, never be afraid from reaching out to a professional. In the meantime, self care never hurts.
Self Care for Trans and Gender Diverse Individuals
If you’re unsure how to manage your sexual health as a trans person, or not sure how to communicate with a trans or gender diverse partner about sexual health, you may find use in the Myth vs Fact: Transgender and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Information Sheet
Curious about the impacts of gender affirming hormone therapy or how to access hormone therapy? Alongside the information within the medical sections of Trans Health SA, you might want to check out Gender Connect Country SA’s Fact Sheets for Testosterone and Oestrogen
If you see a gap within the current community groups for Trans & Gender diverse people and want to put together something that better represents you, a good starting point might be Gender Connect Country SA’s Creating Trans & Gender Diverse Groups Pamphlet
Claremont Goulet Consultancy is a local service proudly owned and operated by South Australian transgender woman, Lisette Claremont. Claremont Goulet Consultancy states they are dedicated to Diversity and Equality.
Find them on facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pg/ClaremontGoulet/
See the website – https://lisetteclaremont.wixsite.com/claremont-goulet
Claremont Goulet has begun developing a series of resources for the community and consented to having some of them located here at Trans Health SA.
CGC Name and Gender Cheat Sheet
This is a resource aiming to make changing your name and gender marker legally here in South Australia, as well as updating some identity documents, that little bit less stressful.
Bits and Pieces is a group of gender and sexually diverse people with lived experience of mental illness that meets fortnightly to provide solidarity with each other and have discussions. As a group we have created this zine to express our experiences with gender, sexuality and mental health artistically. We welcome others to contribute.
Email – [email protected]
Bits and Pieces Vol.1 (content note for language and references to mental illness/suicide)