Gender-Affirmative Resources in NH and surrounding areas

This list is for informational purposes only and comes from transgender, non-binary and gender diverse client recommendations as well as professional networking. Please notify us of any negative and/or non-affirming experiences with any providers that may warrant removing a provider from our list.


Mental Health Providers

Therapists providing letters for gender affirming surgeries

*These providers agreed to write letters of support for gender affirming surgeries and other medical interventions within 1-2 sessions using an informed consent framework

Gender-Affirming therapists

*Gender-Affirmative in this context means use working with within a framework of gender diversity and not pathology, and understanding of minority stress and resilience and its impact on clinical and overall functioning for transgender and gender expansive people.

Groups

Amherst: Teen Real Talk Group, and LGBTQ+ Affirming Safe Space group

Concord, Keene, Manchester, Portsmouth: PFLAG NH 

Concord: Renaissance New England – social group

Deb Horton’s groups: Mindfulness Groups for LGBTQ Folx and Transgender and Nonbinary Teens Talk Group

Exeter: Dr. Julie Marsden 603-379-6370

Maine: Maine Trans Net

Manchester: Manchester TRANSfusion (currently defunct during COVID-19)

Nashua: Transplorations

A Peaceful Balance Support Groups

Portsmouth: Seacoast Outright

RochesterTransgender Outreach Support Group @First Church Congregational

Virtual support groups and resources: A list created during the pandemic to help trans, non-binary, and gender diverse people connect to support

Primary Medical Care (trans-specific):

Dartmouth Hitchock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Fenway Health Boston, MA

Greater Lawrence Family Medical Care Lawrence, MA

Top Surgeries:

Dr. Todd Burdette at Elliot Hospital, Manchester

Dr. Marbles, Core Physicians, Exeter

Dr Anthony Wilson, Portsmouth chest reconstruction, breast augmentation)

Dr Nigriny and Dr Shin, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Laconia

Dr Bartlett, Brookline, MA

Dr Tobias, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,  Boston, MA (chest reconstruction services including breast augmentation, peri-areolar mastectomy, double incision mastectomy, and nipple grafting)

Dr. Melissa Johnson, Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery, Longmeadow, MA

Dr Heather Faulkner, Mass General Hopsital, Boston, MA (chest reconstruction, breast augmentation)

Dr Paul Costas, Concord, MA (top surgery: mastectomy and reconstruction and breast augmentation. and facial surgery for masculinization or feminization)

Bottom Surgeries:

Boston Children’s Hospital (vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, chest reconstruction, breast augmentation for patients age 25 and younger)

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Laconia

Boston Medical Center (Orchiectomy and Vaginoplasty).

Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center (fertility preservation, orchiectomy, hysterectomies)

Mass General Hospital’s Transgender Health Program (phalloplasty, vaginoplasty)

Other Gender Affirming Surgeries:

Mass General Hospital’s Transgender Health Program (facial feminization)

Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center (facial feminization)

Dr Paul Costas, Concord, MA (top surgery: mastectomy and reconstruction and breast augmentation. and facial surgery for masculinization or feminization)

Electrolysis

(recommended by word-of-mouth):

Joann (603) 344-7207

Jennifer’s Electrolysis in Manchester NH

Hormones:

Gender Clinic at Dartmouth Hitchcock

Trans Hormone Clinic, Nashua NH

Equality Health Center, Concord NH

Planned Parenthood of Manchester, NH

David Lauter, M.D., Portsmouth, NH 603-433-7500

Lessa Brill, M.D, UNH, Durham, NH (services available to UNH students only) 603-862-2856

Lovering Health Center, Greenland, NH

Dr. Benjamin Boh, Affirm Endocrinology, Lebanon, NH (in person and telehealth)

Hair Stylists and Barbers

(recommended by word-of-mouth):

Meridith Malloy,  NuLook Hair &Body, Hudson, NH (will do hair extensions)

Queen City Barber Shop, Mall of NH, Manchester

Salon K, Concord NH

Stay True Barber Shop, Nashua NH

Vocal training

(recommended by word-of-mouth):

Irene Cohen, Salem, NH

Brenda Lovette

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Suicide Prevention (National)

Translife line- suicide prevention hotline for trans, non-binary, gender diverse, and questioning individuals 877-565-8860 https://www.translifeline.org/

Trevor Lifeline– hotline for young LGBTQ people 866-488-7386 (call) chat or text available on their website: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

National LGBT Help center:  http://glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/ LGBT hotline: 888-843-4564 LGBT youth hotline: 800-246-7743 LGBT senior hotline: 888-234-7243

ID/Document Change and other Legal Resources (National):

Mass Trans Political Coalition MTPC works to ensure the wellbeing, safety, and lived equity of all trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive people in Massachusetts.

Transgender Law Center  Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

National Center for Transgender Equality: The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project: The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice.

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund: This fund provides free legal name change services for those who live the cities listed on their website.

Other National Resources

Mytranshealth: Allows you to search for service providers: medical, legal, mental health, and crisis.

Trans Health Clinics: A list of clinics with experience in trans healthcare.

RAD Remedy (Referral Aggregate Database): A network of providers that are trans competent.

Find a safe bathroom: on-line database of gender neutral bathrooms, searchable by location

Transbucket– Log in to see or share surgery results from gender affirming surgeries

The Network/La Red– The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Hotline: 617-742-4911

FORGE– FORGE reduces the impact of trauma on trans/non-binary survivors and communities by empowering service providers, advocating for systems reform, and connecting survivors to healing possibilities.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs– report anti-LGBTQ hate violence on their site or get support from their hotline 212-714-1141, also available to LGBTQ survivors of sexual assault or intimate partner violence, they also keep a directory of anti-LGBTQ violence member programs across the country


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