20 Oct Gender affirmation therapy
Gender affirmation therapy refers to procedures that a trans person can choose to engage in order to support their transition. Some gender affirmation therapy involves medical intervention such as top or bottom surgery, or by taking hormones. Not every trans person feels the need to pursue this kind of gender affirmation therapy, and this decision does not make their gender identity any less valid.
The term also covers the more holistic elements of transitioning, such as the process of changing names and pronouns, and presenting (often through dress) in such a way that they feel affirmed in their gender.