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Latest Research Award

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GIRES award for 2012

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The Trustees of GIRES are very pleased to announce that its latest research award has been made to the

Authors of the Trans Mental Health Study 2012:

The Study is based on an online survey that generated responses from 889 people who had personal experience of transgender healthcare. The publication of the Study coincides with the development of new UK standards of care for gender dysphoria in adults and substantial changes in the commissioning of NHS specialist care for transgender people. The Study factually justifies a major and sustained effort to improve treatment in several of the gender identity clinics and within general practice.

The Study shows that:

The Study reinforces the case for offering speedy and benign treatment: