Testimonials

Testimonial Diane – To anyone considering surgery

Hello, my name is Diane. I am writing this letter to inform you how my SRS surgery was for me. I hope this helps with you making your decision. Let me give you a little background about myself. I have been living full time for approximately 10 years. I recently moved to the south Florida area where I am a manager for a large mechanical contractor in the south Florida area. Read more…

Testimonial Elise – A Journey as a Transgendered Female

Dearest Ann and Dr. Reed,
Please see the below on me communicating my experience at The Reed Centre, and please feel free to share it wherever you deem necessary. All I ask it that you only use my first name. I feel sharing my journey/ story to be so valuable to others who are on this same journey, and I know that for me personally, I wish more people shared their stories to educate others on making informed and comfortable decisions. Read more…

Testimonial Grace Bock – August in Miami: Orchiectomy at the Reed Centre

Like many who identify as trans I have put a great deal of time and energy into researching this unique life experience. When it came to looking into an orchiectomy it was no different. Countless hours were spent reading personal narratives, educating myself about the procedure itself as well as in choosing a physician to perform the procedure. As has been the case many times in the past the resource I relied upon most was the Internet due to the wealth of available information. Read more…

Testimonial Jennifer Edwards – In midlife, a rebirth

HATSWORTH, N.J. – Jennifer Edwards is nervous when she rings the bell.She stands on her mother’s porch in the backwoods of New Jersey, where hummingbirds sip at the hanging feeders, her heart racing.She wears blue jeans, a long-sleeved shirt and sandals. Not a dress. She didn’t think her mother could stand to see her in a dress. Read more…

Testimonial Grace Bock – Out of the Blue the Odyssey Comes to Resolution: My SRS Journal

Wednesday, March 17: I exchanged email with Dr. Reed about scheduling in May. He is sure that a thorough genital clearing can be done by a good electrolygist in 2-3 visits. Also, May slots will fill up fast. A quick calculation of the savings offered if I move things up to May are respectable. I was originally scheduled for January 6, 2005. I don’t want to wait that long. Read more…

Testimonial Jennifer Edwards – The price and the pain on the road to transformation

MIAMI BEACH – Jennifer wanted to be a woman. A real woman.She spent more than $8,000 on the surgery alone, and insurance did not cover any of it. “I want a body and mind that are in synch with each other,” she said before the operation. “This is the cure.” Jennifer represents one of every 3,000 people who have a gender identity disorder, according to Dr. Kathleen Farrell, a psychologist who counsels transgenders. Of those, 20 percent go on to have some gender-altering surgery. Read more…

Testimonial Miss GX – The Lovely Miss GX

I am writing this exactly 4 months post-op and one month after labiaplasty. After extensive research and reading about my condition, it was now time. I knew it, and I was ready. But because my expectations were somewhat unrealistic (never had much surgery before), the surgery was not as easy and pain-free as I had expected. Luckily, the state of my readiness and the conviction of doing what was right for me, helped me through the first 7 to 10 days post-op. Read more…

Testimonial Paula R. – Paula’s Story

I was born in the small northern Indiana town of Kendallville in March of 1950. The doctor, having noted the male genitalia, announced to my parents, “It’s a boy!” My heritage is German, French and Fox Indian. My father, whom I dearly loved, was married four times during his life. We moved a lot in my younger years as he searched for steady employment as a cabinet maker. While growing up I lived in Indiana, Michigan, California and Idaho. Read more…