Primary Care responsibilities in relation to the prescribing and monitoring of hormone therapy for patients undergoing or having undergone Gender dysphoria treatments

Originally Published - 2014-03-26

This NHS Specialised Services Circular is intended to provide clarity to GPs on the roles and responsibilities of specialist providers within the gender dysphoria care pathway, and to encourage collaboration between GPs and specialists in the delivery of care for trans and gender-variant people.

This may be …

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Focus on transgender equality highlights poor experience of trans people in daily lives

Information from Will Huxter, NHS England.

The Chair of the NHS England Gender Identity Task and Finish Group reflects on a new top-level report on transgender issues:

Welcome to my latest blog on gender identity services.

I want to say something about the report of the Women and Equalities Select …

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How to create an anti-aging skin care plan

Date Series Part 1 of Skin Care Tags skin care

Skin care in Your 40s and 50s

Wrinkle creams, eye serums, and other anti-aging skin care products can help diminish signs of aging. To create a truly effective anti-aging skin care plan, however, it helps to start with healthy skin care habits.

The benefits of healthy skin care habits include …

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How to maximize results from anti-aging skin care products

Date Series Part 2 of Skin Care Tags skin care

How you use your anti-aging skin care products affects your results.

To help patients get the best results from these products, dermatologists offer these tips.

  1. Start with one product - Using several anti-aging products at the same time can irritate your skin. When you irritate your skin, signs of aging become …
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Face washing 101 & Dry Skin

Date Series Part 3 of Skin Care Tags skin care

How you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance. Follow these tips from dermatologists to help you keep your face looking healthy.

  1. Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that does not contain alcohol.
  2. Wet your face with lukewarm water and use your fingertips to apply cleanser. Using a …
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Herbal Hormones 2016 Version 1.0

Its finally here, and here are the factoids -

757 hours in the writing, 636 pages, 14 chapters, 1 appendix, 4 indexes, 1 bibliography, 1 glossary, 1597 citations, and still only 3.3 mbs in size!

It has a "README FIRST" chapter giving very basic information about each herb, and links …

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Gender dysphoria and reassignment

By Professor Kevan Wylie on the 1 August 2009.

ABSTRACT

Gender dysphoria is a rare clinical condition that may present to the physician, requiring recognition and appropriate support. Clinical pathways have now been clarified and there are a number of interventions that can be affirmative and supportive for patients who …

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A review of access to NHS gender reassignment services - (England only)

Updated version – November 2011

Introduction

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) has prepared this review in response to concerns expressed by trans advocacy groups and individuals that they experience particular difficulties accessing NHS gender reassignment services. The NHS is subject to the public sector equality duty and to …

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Silicone Breast Implant Safety and Efficacy

Overview

A great deal of safety research combined with more than 40 years of clinical experience has proven the efficacy and relative safety of silicone gel breast implants. Aside from the unique adverse effect of capsular contracture, the complication rate of silicone implant surgery approaches that of any clean elective …

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Common myths about gender identity and intersex

Date Tags myths

There are a number of myths that exist about gender identity and intersex. The following information aims to 'de-bunk' some of these myths. This is from Australia and so some of the myths just relate to them, specifically number 6, whereas in the UK this can be done after you've …

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Silicone Breast Implants Still Lack Proof of Safety

Good evidence on the safety of silicone gel breast implants is still lacking almost 10 years after they were reintroduced to the U.S. market, researchers reported November 9 online in Annals of Internal Medicine.

"Owing to the flaws and inconsistencies among the studies reviewed, further investigation is required to …

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Data Protection Act 1998

Date Tags series / law

series: Gender legislation

Details

Document originally published by Parliament of the United Kingdom

Original Publication: July 1998

Full text at legislation.gov.uk

An Act to make new provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals, including the obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information …

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Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

Date Series Part 4 of Gender legislation Tags series / law

Details

Document originally published by Parliament of the United Kingdom

Original Publication: July 2013

Full text at legislation.gov.uk

This Act makes it legal for same sex couples in England and Wales to marry. The provisions in schedule 5 also allows people who are married to obtain a legal …

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The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace.

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.

Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for …

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Changing your name in the UK

Date Series Part 2 of Name change Tags legal

Do I need a Gender Recognition Certificate to change my name and/or title?

No, you do not need a GRC to change your name and/or title to ones that better suit your gender identity. In fact you would struggle to get a GRC without having already changed your …

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Equality Act 2006

Date Series Part 1 of Gender legislation Tags series / law

Details

Document originally published by Parliament of the United Kingdom

Original Publication: February 2006

Full text at legislation.gov.uk

The Equality Act 2006 introduced the Gender Equality Duty, which places an obligation on public bodies to pay due regard to the need to address and eliminate the unlawful discrimination …

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Equality Act 2010

Date Series Part 2 of Gender legislation Tags series / law

Details

Document originally published by Parliament of the United Kingdom

Original Publication: April 2010

Full text at legislation.gov.uk

The Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of protected characteristics - including gender reassignment. It brings together various previous legislation into a single harmonised …

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Gender Recognition Act 2004

Date Series Part 3 of Gender legislation Tags series / law

Details

Document originally published by Parliament of the United Kingdom

Original Publication: July 2004

Full text at legislation.gov.uk

This Act of Parliament allows trans people to apply for a full Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) which changes their legal gender and provides them with a new birth certificate. There …

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Transgender experiences

A small booklet produced by the Department of Health "to help trans people and their families understand about the experiences of trans people, their rights and their choices. It also helps healthcare staff to understand about their role when caring for trans people". Published in 2009.

Download - DOH Transgender Experiences …

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Human Rights Act 1998

Human Rights Act 1998

SCHEDULE 1

THE ARTICLES

PART 1

THE CONVENTION - RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

Article 2 - Right to Life

  1. Everyone's right to life shall be protected by law. No one shall be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of a sentence of a court following his …
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The Patient's Charter and You - a Charter for England

Introduction

The Patient's Charter puts the Citizen's Charter into practice in the NHS. It is helping the NHS to

  • listen to and act on people's views and needs;
  • set clear standards of service;
  • provide services which meet those standards.

This document

  • sets out your rights and the standards of service …
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Charing Cross surgery figures for August 2015

Published: August 2015

We will update our FAQs monthly in order to provide you with the most up-to-date information about our gender reassignment service and its performance.

As of the end of July 2015:

  • There are 377 people on our waiting list.
  • 17 people have been approved for their operation …
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Frequently asked questions

Published: August 2015

We will update our FAQs monthly in order to provide you with the most up-to-date information about our gender reassignment service and its performance.

As of the end of July 2015:

There are 377 people on our waiting list.

  • 17 people have been approved for their operation …
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Frequently asked questions at Charing Cross GIC

Do I have to dress/act a certain way?

No. Everyone is different. Dress and act as you feel most comfortable. This is a safe space and anything that people generally wear in public is fine.

Does it cost anything?

No. As an NHS clinic we are free to patients …

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General Trans FAQ’s at Charing Cross GIC

Does being transgendered mean I’m mentally ill?

No. Transsexualism and Gender Identity Disorder are listed in psychiatric manuals because of the distress the unresolved condition can cause, which sometimes leads to suicide. This severe distress consequently requires NHS funded interventions aimed at resolving a person’s conflict between their …

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Its a new look!

Its the same site, but with a new look! Gone is all the "wordpress" cruft, and all the plugins which gave stats for various things, and the site is now using "pelican" as its background software. Pelican just generates the site, from text files on my computer, and then sends …

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Developing a Female Voice

Date Tags voice

Taken from alt.transgendered news group

Nothing gets you read faster than a voice that doesn't match your appearance. Many gender folk dress up to the nines and look like goddesses... until they open their mouths. Suddenly, in spite of the grace and curves they turn into truck drivers or …

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Feminine Voice Techniques

Introduction

This document is a collection of practical suggestions and ideas for self-help in the feminisation of the voice, developed by a group of male-to-female transsexuals within the Looking Glass Society.

Neither hormones nor genital surgery will 'un-break' a male voice, and voice-changing surgery is widely regarded as inadvisable, in …

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Thoughts on having a baby

Sharon talking - I came across this recently and it brought back so many memories of the life of my children, and the immediate months after their birth.

1 - You expect your world to narrow a bit. You can't just bounce out the door whenever you want, and besides, you still …

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'Herbal Hormones 2015'

Date Modified Tags herbal / hormones

Things might be seen to be very quiet here with not many new posts, and the reason why is that I'm researching and writing "Herbal Hormones 2015". My self-imposed deadline is the end of August for all the researching and writing, and then a couple of weeks for indexing, tidying …

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Clinical Guidance

Date Tags download

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 …

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NHS Funding

Date Tags download

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 …

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Becoming Myself: Gender Identity - 1

A radio programme broadcast on BBC 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 …

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