We hope that all of our families, donors, and clients are safe. We have resumed our M-F schedule.  All recipient and client visits are by appointment only, including tank returns. We will post updates to our hours here. Please call us with questions or to schedule at 510.841.1858. Telephone hours are 9:30-4:30 PST.

We appreciate your continued support. If you are able, and appreciate our one-of-a-kind, ethical and inclusive, non-profit family-building program, please consider a tax-deductible donation to ensure others can also use TSBC to build their families.

We recognize that building your family in the midst of COVID can add additional challenges. Explore our “Getting Support” page for resources that can help, including a list of mental health providers that specialize in fertility. 

Transgender Resource Guide

Note:  Unfortunately, some of the more formal resources linked here may use problematic or outdated language. They are included because we feel the information provided is still useful in spite of this. If you are aware of additional resources or would like to suggest an alternative, please email us at staff@tsbca.org

General Trans Health

UCSF Trans Health Guidelines

How/Why Kaiser Permanente Offers Trans* Services: Helping people navigate transitioning and total health 

WPATH Standards of Care

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens 

 

Fertility

20 Things Transgender People Should Know About Fertility

Trans Family Building

FAQ About Fertility

On trans people thinking of their fertility

Freezing My Assets: On transitioning and wanting to be a mom

 

Resources for Trans Parents (and Potential Parents)

FAQ About Trans Parenting

Blog Written by a Trans Dad

Podcast: Transmasculine People Considering Pregnancy

A collection of books about gender and gender stereotypes for children of a variety of ages.

 

Clinics, Programs and Services by Location

San Francisco Bay Area

Kaiser Permanente trans* care
Dedicated clinicians providing medical, surgical and mental health care to transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals.

Lyon- Martin Health Services
Providing primary care, transgender health care, mental health services, HIV primary care and case management. By appointment only.

Dimensions Program,
Castro-Mission Health Center
San Francisco, CA
Resource for youth under the age of 25.

Tom Waddell Transgender Clinic
Offers medical, mental health, nutritional and social services. Clinic is on Tuesdays.

Tri-City Health Center
TransVision Program provides clinical services, mental health services, HIV counseling and testing, individual and group support services, primary care and sensitivity training for providers. "However you define transgender, if you need information, health care, support or someone to talk to, we are ready to serve you. If we cannot help you, we will find someone who can."

Boston

Fenway Community Health Center
Transgender Health Services
Provides primary care, reproductive rights counseling, behavioral health services, HIV counseling and testing, therapy, counseling and pharmacy services.

Chicago

Chicago Women's Health Center
Provides basic gynecological care, alternative insemination, individual and group counseling, educational workshops, and acupuncture. Sliding scale or insurance.

Howard Brown Health Center
Provides primary care, behavioral health, HIV prevention, case management, social services, youth and elder services and community initiatives within transgender and gender variant communities. Sliding scale available.

Philadelphia

Mazzoni Center
1201 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-563-0658
Provides primary care, hormone therapy, support and counseling services, and referrals.

Refuge Midwifery (Pennsylvania/South Jersey)
37 S 42nd Street
West Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-797-2190 midwife@refugemidwifery.com
Fertility care that spans from individuals just beginning to explore their conception options to those seeking holistic fertility support to regulate cycle and determine optimal conception timing and families ready to conceive through IUI at home. Offers home birth midwifery care - spanning from the first prenatal visit to labor, birth, and the first six weeks postpartum. Services are offered from a Health At Every Size (HAES) perspective, and specializes in working with individuals who have PCOS and transgender people who have previously used hormone affirming therapy.

New York

Bronx Community Health Care Network
Transgender Program
975 Westchester Ave Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 320-4466
Provides medical care, education and weekly support groups.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Parenting resources

Sylvia Rivera Law Project Resources

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center 356 W 18th Street New York, NY 10011
(212) 271-7200
Primary care, hormone services, counseling, education and youth services with sliding scale options.

Bronx Community Pride Center
448 East 149th Street Bronx, NY 10455-1325 (718) 292-4368
Transgender event programming, support groups, HIV prevention and medical referrals

Queens Pride House 7611 37th Avenue, Suite 206 Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (718) 429-5309
Medical referrals in English and Spanish, health hotline, transgender discussion group

Center for Special Studies
Rogers Unit/Downtown 119 West 24th Street New York, NY 10011 (212)746-7200
Glenn Bernbaum Unit/Uptown 525 East 68th Street, Baker 24 New York, NY 10021 (212)746-4180
Primary medical care, as well as gynecological, dentistry, psychiatry and social work services and HIV care.
Online Resources and Websites

Colage
National organization for children with one of more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer parent. Special section for LGBT parents, and resource guide for children with trans parents

FORGE
(414)278-6031- For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression
FORGE is a national education, advocacy and support umbrella organization supporting FTMs, partners, family member, and allies. Many resources for building healthy families, resolving problems in relationships, and parenting skills.

TransFamily
Provides support, education, advocacy and outreach for trans people, their families, and allies.

Transgender Law Center
Civil rights organization advocating for transgender people and their families. Tips for health professionals working with transgender clients. 

Dimensions Clinic Resource Guide
 

Audre Lorde Project

Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health - CPATH
Network of care providers focused on transgender health. Medical and research information available.