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BINDERS

We offer free chest binders, as well as educational resources on how to use them correctly.

BINDER REQUESTS ARE ON HOLD

As of July 1, 2020 requests for binders have been put on hold due to the length of the wait-list. We are sorry for any hardship this may cause. We are working hard to get binders out and to shorten the wait-list

If you would like to help us shorten the wait-list you can donate a binder, make a financial contribution, or make donation of a gift card to a binder provider such as GC2B or Underworks.

 

BINDING 101

Binding is a great way to reduce chest dysphoria and become more comfortable with your body. For many, a flat chest affirms identity or helps with identity presentation. The most important thing is to remember that binding is not required for your gender and gender expression to be valid. If you choose to practice binding please ensure that you do so safely.

A FEW PRO-TIPS

  • Never bind for more than 8 hours a day. Binding for long periods of time, especially if you're binding regularly, will break down tissue and can cause a variety of medical issues.

  • Never sleep in or work out in your binder.

  • Never use products like duct tape or ace-bandaging to bind your chest. These sorts of materials will restrict your ability to breathe and move properly.

  • If it hurts - stop immediately! Pain is always an indicator that something is wrong. If your binder hurts then try out a larger size, or seek alternatives that work for you.

 

MAKING A DONATION

Please include a note with your item's brand and size when making a donation. It's crucial for ensuring that we are providing the right sizes for folks whom this program serves.

We also accept gift cards from GC2B and Underworks, as well as monetary donations.

Donations are to be sent to:

Genderbands

51 West Center Street

Suite 341

Orem, Utah 84057

 

FAQ

I APPLIED FOR A BINDER. NOW WHAT?

Just wait. After receiving your binder request, you will be sent an email asking some verifying questions. Due to the amount of requests, it may take some time to get to your request.

WHEN WILL I GET MY BINDER?

Time varies. We process binder requests as quickly as we can but due to the amount of requests, it may take some time to get to your request. Requests are processed in the order they are received and while supplies last.

WHERE DO THE BINDERS COME FROM?

The binders we give out are donated to Genderbands. These donations come gently used and new from individuals and GC2B.

CAN I GET A BINDER IF I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES?

If you live in Canada, the United States, or Mexico, you can request a binder.

IS SHIPPING DISCRETE?

Yes. Packaging is a plain gray or purple envelope. The return address is only a street address and does not have Genderbands' name.

 
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