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Developing Understanding About Trans People

Guide To Supporting Patients Accessing Specialist Gender Identity Services

Section 2.0

What this section covers:

  • New ways of thinking about gender to aid understanding about trans experience
  • Trans identities and terms
  • Signposting to further information about trans experience.

Some GPs will have worked with trans patients before while others may have limited experience and few opportunities for education and training. This section gives some basic information for thinking about gender in new ways and understanding trans people.

2.1 - New Thinking About Gender

2.2 - About Trans Identities

2.3 - About Gender Pronouns


Introduction Guide Home Page
Section 1.0 About This Guide
Section 1.1 Why This Guide Is Needed
Section 1.2 Current Context
Section 2.0 Developing Understanding About Trans People
Section 2.1 New Thinking About Gender
Section 2.2 About Trans Identities
Section 2.3 About Gender Pronouns
Section 3.0 High Quality Services for Trans People
Section 3.1 Getting It Right
Section 3.2 A Special Note on Children and Young People
Section 3.3 A Special Note on Screening: Screen for the Organs Present
Section 4.0 Understanding the Patient Groups
Section 4.1 Understanding Specialist Gender Identity Services
Section 4.2 The Approach to Treatment
Section 4.3 Treatment Protocols
Section 4.4 Available Treatments - Adults
Section 4.5 Available Treatments - Children and Young People
Section 4.6 The Role of the GP
Section 5.0 Changing NHS Records
Section 5.1 Information Sharing - The Gender Recognition Act 2004
Section 5.2 Medical Reports
Section 6.0 Supporting Patients
Section 6.1 Sources of Information and Support
Section 7.0 Glossary