Applying for funding for breast prostheses for transwomen

As a transwoman, you may be eligible for funding for breast prostheses. You must be over 18 and live in the Netherlands.

Last updated on 10 August 2021

Eligibility for funding

The funding is intended for male-to-female transgender people with gender dysphoria (gender identity disorder). A male-to-female transgender person is someone who was born a man and is transitioning to live as a transwoman.

Main eligibility criteria for funding

The main eligibility criteria for funding are:

  • You have been on treatment with gender-affirming hormones for at least a year, unless this is not possible for medical reasons.
  • You have been living in the Netherlands for more than 4 months. You are registered with a municipality.
  • You are aged 18 or over.

Take a look at all the funding criteria (in Dutch).

Applying for funding

Applications for funding (in Dutch) are made via the Dienst Uitvoering Subsidies aan Instellingen (Department for implementing subsidies to institutions, DUS-I). This is part of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Funding for breast prostheses for transwomen

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