Gate Keeper Model
My opinion on this subject if not popular amongst young people in the Transgender community. I am very much in support of the Gatekeeper Model for successful Transitioning. Understanding the need of medical involvement will improve the applied healthcare given to all of the Transgender community.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
We have recently seen the need for the medical community to be involved as with the issue of a world-wide outage of esterdol based products. Which are key to hormone replacement therapy. Without proper medical advice finding the best replacement could be difficult. Not to mention that without blood tests usage of HRT can be dangerous. Though I do understand that with the current environment in the US and other places in the world getting proper medical attention can be difficult. But there is still no replacement for proper medical attention.