Informed Consent Forms

Informed Consent Forms are intended to protect both service users and clinicians by ensuring that proper information has been given and fully understood before embarking on treatment. The forms relevant to hormone treatment may be provided at the first appointment, so that service users have the opportunity to take the forms away and consider any

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Gender Identity Services for Adults – Update

NHS England’s consultation on ‘specialised gender identity services for adults (17 and above) has now closed. Through consultation we sought people’s views on two proposed service specifications: one for how Gender Identity Clinics will deliver specialised outpatient services; and another for how surgical units will deliver surgical interventions. There was a good level of interest

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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Read on for new (as yet unpublished) ‘desistance’ statistics from Australia (Spoiler: it may be as low as 4% ‘desistance’).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

A guide to hormone therapy for trans people This publication available in booklet form has been produced by a team thatincludes doctors and trans people to help you understand and answer some of your questions about hormone treatment for trans people. This publication gives trans men (female to male individuals) and trans women (male to

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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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