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Offline KongBeta

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RLE Combined with a Weird Question
« on: December 31, 2015, 07:57:06 pm »
Hello Peoples,

First of first I don't kniw if this is the correct post location, so apologies.
Also why is the international english subforum dubbed (UK)? Kind of contradicting no?

Either way I've started to worry that the UK has RLE requirements that I wouldn't really cover. So is there an actual RLE requirement still?
I'm looking at Gendercare but I'm in the East Midlands and might pursue NHS pathway if anything.
Not really in much of a hurry but well you know just kind of enthusiastic. :)

Next up I've been having a weird decision/thing going on. Since all my flatmates are away I've been liberally reading Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in my early-alpha femenine voice and have been finding it difficult to switch back.

Not really trying to switch back and it needs work but either way I've been considering just talking in this voice day-to-day.
I'm in Uni for programming so there is little worry over having weird sounding presentation voice, if that helps.

Its basically just my normal voice but with a slightly more femenine timbre and barely any pitch change.

Sorry if it seems weird for merging these topics into one post, just kind of felt right.

Hope you've all had a nice new year and whatnot!
Also thanks in advance,
- Alexis

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Re: RLE Combined with a Weird Question
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2015, 08:08:21 pm »
The UK forum is for others from your country to chant with each other. I know there is a RLE requirement for the UK but I am not exactly sure about it so you would be better off checking with the gender program in your country for the details. As for voice issues, there is a voice section that cover speech therapy and surgery. A post in that areas will bring any assistance you might require.
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Re: RLE Combined with a Weird Question
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2015, 08:23:09 pm »
I can't tell you anything about UK RLE requirements, I'm afraid, but I just had to say that your choice of reading material for voice practice is exemplerary. I love the Hitchhiker's Guide :)
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Re: RLE Combined with a Weird Question
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2015, 11:44:54 pm »
I've found that softer and somewhat of an octave higher for my voice gets me by pretty good.

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Re: RLE Combined with a Weird Question
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2016, 12:16:13 am »
Hi Hon,

I made the UK forum for people from the UK.

I believe the NHS follows the SOC7 available from the wiki or download from www.path.org

RLE is I think still a requirement. RLE without HRT is not.

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Re: RLE Combined with a Weird Question
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2016, 12:01:32 pm »
Hey, I'm also from the UK :). RLE isn't necessary for HRT but the NHS will most likely treat you more favourably if you were already living as a woman. You have to have two years of RLE to change your birth certificate and get any sort of surgeries.
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Re: RLE Combined with a Weird Question
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2016, 03:47:58 am »
Stephaniec, Yeah thats give or take what i've been trying, kind of difficult to keep it going. But its still fun :)

So wait, Cindy are you saying that for HRT that RLE isn't necessary?

Ellis, that's somewhat similar to what I've heard/read. I'm doing some part time bit by bit but certainly nothing that would be considered as RLE or anything.

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Re: RLE Combined with a Weird Question
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2016, 03:52:37 am »
RLE is not necessary to get onto HRT but as Elis mentioned the NHS will probably be quicker to get you onto HRT if you are already living as a woman.

2 years RLE is necessary to be considered for SRS though.

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Re: RLE Combined with a Weird Question
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2016, 02:42:37 pm »
The guidelines are more flexible than they used to be. You are no longer required to have to be living full time in order to get hormones.

I think that as far as most clinics go here in the UK with RLE, there are certain milestones that they prefer you to accomplish such as name changes, and being employed and presenting as your preferred gender.

Living full time is preferred but not required because everyone's situation is different.

Regardless of whether you've changed your name, or if you're living as your preferred gender, most clinics will help you just the same. Its about what you are comfortable with.

Hope this helps :)

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