Gender Affirming Care

Gender Affirming Care

 

Clinical Resources


AUSTRALIA
 
Position statement on the hormonal management of adult transgender and gender diverse individuals (Aug 2019). Cheung A.S. et al. Medical Journal of Australia, 211(3). 

Hormone therapy for trans and gender diverse patients in the general practice setting (July 2020) Cundill, P. Australian Journal of General Practice, RACGP, 49(7).

Protocols for the Initiation of Hormone Therapy for Trans and Gender Diverse Patients (Aug 2020), V2.0 Cundill, P et al. Equinox Gender Diverse Health Centre, Thorne Harbour Health, Melbourne, Australia.

Hormone Therapy Prescribing Guide for General Practitioners working with Trans, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary Patients (July 2020) V3.0 Cundill, P et al. Equinox Gender Diverse Health Centre, Thorne Harbour Health, Melbourne, Australia.

Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines for Children and Adolescents (Nov 2020) V1.3, Telfour M.M. et al. The Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

AusPATH The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health. Member forums provide access to a network of informed and supportive health professionals involved in the health, rights and wellbeing of trans and gender diverse community. 

TransHub - comprehensive digital resource platform covering social, medical and legal aspects of gender affirmation for NSW community. 

HealthPathways is an online tool for primary care with information and referral pathways on a range of health topics, including Transgender Health. Register for free access in your region here
 
INTERNATIONAL 

Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People (2012) V7, World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

USA
 
Transgender Health Injection Guide produced by Fenway Health, USA.

Clinical Practice Guidelines (Nov 2017), Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Endrocrine Society, USA.

Care of the Transgender Patient (July 2019), Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, USA.

 

Patient Information


Informed Consent for Feminising Hormone Therapy  (2019) Gender Affirming Hormones Prescribers Guide, Version 2, August 2019, Dr Michelle Guttman-Jones.

Informed consent for Masculinising Hormone Therapy (2019) Gender Affirming Hormones Prescribers Guide, Version 2, August 2019, Dr Michelle Guttman-Jones.

TransHub - comprehensive digital resource platform covering social, medical and legal aspects of gender affirmation for NSW community. 
 

Psychosocial Support


The Gender Centre – Peak NSW trans and gender diverse service providing counselling (requires GP referral & mental health plan), case management, anti-violence project (including IPV), peer support groups, outreach, accommodation, advocacy, HR support, school support, family support services, legal information and referrals.
                                           
ACON – LGBTIQ health organisation providing counselling, referrals, advocacy, peer support and information for LGBTIQ people in NSW.

Twenty10 – Support services for LGBTIQ people 12-26 years old including case management, counselling, supported accommodation, information and referrals.

QLife – Free telephone and web based counselling for LGBTIQ people and their families.
 
Touchbase – Mental health, drug & alcohol, and sexual health information and support for LGBTIQ Australians.

Say It Out Loud – National resource for LGBTQ+ communities who have experienced sexual, domestic and family violence produced by ACON. 

Trans Pride Australia – Social and support group for trans and gender diverse people and their loved ones. 

Black Rainbow - National advocacy platform and touchpoint for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ people.

Rainbow Families NSW – Peer community organisation for LGBTIQ families. Social events, resources & advocacy.  

Trans and Gender Diverse Parents Guide – resource for trans and gender diverse adults navigating parenthood produced by Rainbow Families NSW, 2019.

TransHub - comprehensive digital resource platform covering social, medical and legal aspects of gender affirmation for NSW community. 
 

Support for Families & Friends


The Gender Centre – Support groups for families and partners of trans and gender diverse people.
 
Parents of Gender Diverse Children – Peer support for parents of gender diverse children, including information and resources.  
 
Info sheet for parents of transgender CHILDREN (2019) Hunter New England Health District. Children, Young People and Families. Maple Leaf House
 
Info sheet for parents of transgender ADOLESCENTS (2019) Hunter New England Health District. Children, Young People and Families. Maple Leaf House

Info sheet for the caregivers of trans & gender diverse children, Australian Psychological Society.
 
Families Like Mine a Beyond Blue multimedia guide that offers practical advice to families of young gender diverse people, same-sex attracted and bisexual people, and those questioning their sexuality or identity.

TransHub - comprehensive digital resource platform covering social, medical and legal aspects of gender affirmation for NSW community. 
 

Specialist Clinical Services


Gender Affirming Doctor List directory of NSW doctors currently providing hormonal care and support for trans and gender diverse people. Produced by ACON. 

T150, Sydney – HIV and sexual health service providing holistic care for the trans and gender diverse community. Located at The Albion Centre and staffed by peers, sexual health nurses and doctors.
 
transTEST, Sydney – sexual health service for trans and gender diverse people staffed by peers, sexual health nurses and doctors.
 
CheckOUT Clinic, Sydney – STI testing and cervical screening for LGBTIQ+ people, staffed by LGBTIQ+ peers and sexual health nurses.
 
Speech Pathology at The Gender Centre, Sydney – Requires GP referral and Enhanced Primary Care Program. Free with Medicare card.
 
Trans Health Care Sex Reassignment Surgery Directory, National directory.

TransHub - comprehensive digital resource platform covering social, medical and legal aspects of gender affirmation for NSW community. 

 

PAEDIATRIC SERVICES

Westmead Children’s Hospital, Westmead – Gender Clinic for young people, GP referral required. 
 
Maple Leaf House, John Hunter Children's Hospital, Newcastle – Specialists in gender diversity in children & adolescents, GP referral required. 

Inclusive Service Delivery


A Language Guide of Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusive Terms (2019) ACON, Sydney Australia.

A Blueprint for Improving the Health & Wellbeing of the Trans & Gender Diverse Community in NSW (2019), ACON, Sydney Australia.
 
Australian Psychological Society: Gender Affirming Practices (2018). Associate Professor Damien W Riggs FAPS. Australia

Pride in Health + Wellbeing a national membership program that provides year-round support to all health and wellbeing organisations to support improved outcomes for LGBTQ communities.

TransHub - comprehensive digital resource platform covering social, medical and legal aspects of gender affirmation for NSW community.