Mermaids’ Parents Survey 2014

Introduction Mermaids Charity was formed in 1995 with the following aims: To support children and teenagers coping with gender identity issues To offer support to parents, families, carers and others To raise awareness about gender issues amongst professionals and the general public To campaign for the recognition of gender identity issues and for an increase

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The End of the ‘Desistance’ Myth?

Read on for new (as yet unpublished) ‘desistance’ statistics from Australia (Spoiler: it may be as low as 4% ‘desistance’). The 85% ‘desistance’ myth Anyone with even a cursory awareness of issues relating to transgender children will have heard the 85% ‘desistance’ myth. Some old and flawed research studies, that lumped together large numbers of

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NHS England consultation on specialised treatments – gender variant children and adolescents

NHS England has now published its service specification, Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for Children and Adolescents (PDF), and policy proposition, Prescribing of Cross-Sex Hormones as part of the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents (PDF), following its consultation process. These documents do not adequately meet the needs of gender variant children and adolescents.

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NHS England consultation on specialised treatments March to April 2016 – gender variant children and adolescents

NHS England recently ran a public consultation process on a number of specialised treatments. These include the treatments provided for gender variant children and adolescents. Two documents were of key importance to gender variant children and adolescents: A Policy Proposition which concludes that cross-sex hormones should not be provided before age 16 A Service Specification

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Medical treatment options for gender variant adults

Surgeries for those assigned male, who identify as trans women, trans feminine, non-binary or non-gender Surgery Purpose Orchidectomy removal of testicles Penectomy removal of penis Vaginoplasty creation of vagina Clitoroplasty creation of clitoris Labioplasty creation of labia Mammoplasty breast enlargement Thyroid chondroplasty reduction of Adam’s apple Facial feminising especially reshaping nose and chin Body reshaping

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NHS Gender Identity Clinics (England)

There are seven adult Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) available in England. Patient’s have the right to choose which of the clinics they are referred to, no matter where they live (Interim NHS England Gender Dysphoria Protocol and Guideline 2013/14). The clinics are: Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic, London Leeds Gender Identity Clinic, Leeds Northampton Gender

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Trans Health Factsheets

These factsheets have been prepared by members of the National LGB&T Partnership in collaboration with cliniQ, Mermaids, TransForum Manchester, with support from Public Health England. The Factsheets have the following objectives: To promote the health and wellbeing of trans people To provide trans people with basic information about key aspects of good health and wellbeing

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Interim NHS England Gender Dysphoria Protocol and Guideline 2013/14

Interim NHS England Gender Dysphoria Protocol and Guideline 2013/14 – CPAG Approved 12th July 2013 “In 2012/13, NHS England’s Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) were asked to develop a number of draft service specifications and commissioning policies, to support the nationally consistent commissioning of specialised services across the country. These service specifications and commissioning policies were

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