Gender dysphoria services

The Gender dysphoria service: a guide for GPs and other healthcare staff sets out five key points for GPs to consider when treating gender incongruence:

  1. Refer early and swiftly to a reputable gender service
  2. Support the treatment recommended by the gender service
  3. Get pronouns right; if in doubt, (discreetly) ask
  4. Be particularly mindful of medical confidentiality
  5. Avoid misattributing commonplace health problems to gender

You can find more information on the Nottinghamshire APC website, which contains a variety of documents. The APC also produced a position statement on Prescribing and Monitoring Hormone Therapy for Transgender and Non-Binary Adults, which is available to view here.