Clinical guidelines for hormone therapy developed using harm reduction principles by a transgender-focused clinic in San Francisco, California. The authors of the document welcome questions and comments about their protocols.
Recommendations for treatment, including comprehensive descriptions of the evidence that is available and assessments of the quality of the evidence. Includes a discussion of the recommendations for the treatment of adolescents.
Comprehensive discussion of the evaluation and treatment of gender variant children and young adults developed for the UK with experts from England and the United States. Includes a section on family responses to gender variance.
The Standards of Care (SOC) are intended to provide "flexible directions for the treatment of persons with gender identity disorder" and many of the available clinical guidelines are based on the SOC. The SOC do not provide detailed clinical guidelines, but provide an overview of when particular therapies may be appropriate.
In addition to the clinical guidelines listed above, UCSF identifies specific resources on best practices for HIV/AIDS related prevention and care in transgender individuals.
Published by the Fenway Institute, this includes a brief discussion of transgender terminology and health disparities as well as basic steps to creating a welcoming office environment.
Includes definitions to a wide range of terms used by transgender individuals and those that care for them. The authors note the importance of using the language clients and patients use to describe themselves.
Includes a guide to clinic organizing and advocacy and fact sheets addressing common legal and insurance issues facing transgender patients.
TransLine is staffed by medical providers from LGBT clinics around the country, and offers individualized case consultation. Questions are submitted online and answered within two business days.
All health care professionals are invited to join this group, which focuses on hormone therapy, transgender primary care, research, access to care and billing issues.
Though this listserve is not specific to transgender care, many members have experience with transgender primary care and are willing to answer questions.
This scholarly journal is a quarterly WPATH publication and addresses many aspects of transgender care. The first 7 volumes are available free of charge at the link above, though more recent articles require a subscription (included with WPATH membership).
The organizations listed here address a wide range of concerns and although contacting them with specific clinical questions may not be appropriate, the list includes links to individuals and organizations providing trans-competency trainings and engaging in transgender advocacy.
This list of resources was compiled in 2011 as part of a community service project undertaken by Andrea Knittel, an MD/PhD student and Point Foundation(www.pointfoundation.org) Scholar at the University of Michigan Medical School and School of Public Health. The guidelines and other resources were identified through phone interviews with experienced providers of transgender primary care, and were reviewed for comprehensiveness and specificity. The following individuals provided invaluable assistance on this project: Liz Eaman, MD, Andy Hickner, MSI, and Andre Wilson, Health and Workplace Policy Consultant. Most recent revision: August 2013.
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