Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons – A Patient’s Guide
In 1923, the term transsexual was first used to describe persons who felt profound discomfort with their biological sex. Today, medical treatment, sometimes together with surgery, allows transsexual persons to make a male-to-female (MTF) or female-to-male (FTM) transition and to live a gender-appropriate life.
This is the patient guide that was released at the same time as the “Endocrine Treatment
of Transsexual Persons”.
Dated September 2009.
Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons
The aim was to formulate practice guidelines for endocrine treatment of transsexual persons by medical practitioners, endocrinologists, surgeons, psychiatrists, and General Practitioners. This is the current version even though it is dated 2009.
First published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, September 2009, 94(9): 3132–3154
UK Hormones 2005
A comprehensive document of 96 pages about hormonal regimes, the drugs used, their benefits, and their side-effects. Plus the emergency situations that they can cause. Updated, well indexed and with new content.
Update – I am currently rewriting this, and its provisional title is “Universal Hormones – 2015″, which should be published early in 2015.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sex Change – But Were Afraid To Ask
by Melanie. Written by an American but contains interesting information, some of which may be out of date now.
Endocrinology Handbook, May 2010 – NEW
The most current update of the “Endocrinology Handbook” published by the Imperial College Endocrine Unit, London.
A Guide To Hormone Therapy For Trans People
This booklet has been produced by a team that includes doctors and trans people to help you understand and answer some of your questions about hormone treatment for trans people. If you are thinking about starting hormone therapy, you may find it helpful to share the information in this booklet with a spouse or partner or other family members. Department of Health guidelines dated 2007.
Guidance For GPs, Other Clinicians And Health Professionals On The Care Of Gender Variant People
Gender variant people are relatively rarely seen in GP surgeries. Many GPs say that they lack the knowledge to treat those experiencing gender variant conditions and, consequently, they are not confident to do so. The first part of this publication provides an overview of care for trans people that is particularly applicable to GPs. Department of Health guidelines dated 2008.
NHS Funding Processes And Waiting Times For Adult Service-Users
This publication will help you understand the processes involved in obtaining funding for treatment for gender variant conditions. It answers the questions that service-users typically ask, and it provides guidance on how to navigate this complex system with minimum delay. Your GP may also find this information helpful. Department of Health guidelines dated 2008.
Standards Of Care For The Health Of Transsexual, Transgender, And Gender Nonconforming People – Version 7
This is the current version as used by the ‘The World Professional Association for Transgender Health’.
Nursing With Dignity
A guide to cultural and spiritual awareness, from various sources. This is Version 2 which is much improved.
Counselling Transgendered, Transsexual, And Gender-Variant Clients
A guide for counsellors from Journal of Counselling & Development 2002.
UPDATED 11 December 2014
This is a radio programme first broadcast on BBC Three Counties Radio round about the end of June 2014.
A radio programme broadcast on Radio 4 on 12 December 2014. This is a mp3 file of 28MB size.
A revealing series which goes inside the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic in Hammersmith, London – the largest and oldest in the world – to explore the condition of gender dysphoria. This programme discusses trans-men.