Gender Affirming Care

Gender Affirming Care


Clinical Resources

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). 

Protocols for the Initiation of Hormone Therapy for Trans and Gender Diverse Patients (2017) V 1.0, Equinox Gender Diverse Health Centre VAC, Melbourne, Australia.

Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines for Children and Adolescents (2018) V1.1, Telfour M.M. et al. The Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

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

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

Summary and Guidelines for Gender Affirming Health (Oct 2018), Oliphant J et al. Transgender Health Research Lab, Uni. of Waikato, New Zealand

Standards of Care (2012), World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

Transgender Health Injection Guide produced by Fenway Health, USA.

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. 

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

Patient Information

Typical changes from gender affirming hormones. (2019) Adapted by: Dr Michelle Guttman-Jones BSc (Adv) (Hon), MBBS and Teddy Cook ACON Manager, Trans and Gender Diverse Health Equity.

Informed Consent for Feminising Hormone Therapy  (2019) Adapted by: Dr Michelle Guttman-Jones BSc (Adv) (Hon), MBBS and Teddy Cook ACON Manager, Trans and Gender Diverse Health Equity.

Informed consent for Masculinising Hormone Therapy  (2019) Adapted by: Dr Michelle Guttman-Jones BSc (Adv) (Hon), MBBS and Teddy Cook ACON Manager, Trans and Gender Diverse Health Equity.

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.
Another closet – Information on domestic & family violence and LGBTIQ people and support pathways in NSW.

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

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.  

Family & 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.  
Gender Help for Parents – Information and resources developed for and by Australian parents of trans and gender diverse children.
Factsheet for Parents of Transgender Children (2019) Hunter New England Health District. Children, Young People and Families.
Infosheet: 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.

Specialist Clinical Services

t150 – HIV and Sexual Health Service providing holistic care for the trans and gender diverse community. Staffed by TGD peers, sexual health nurses and doctors.   
transTEST – sexual health service for TGD people staffed by TGD peers, sexual health nurses and doctors.
CheckOUT Clinic – STI testing and cervical screening for LGBTIQ+ people, staffed by LGBTIQ+ peers and sexual health nurses.
Speech Pathology at The Gender Centre Requires GP referral and Enhanced Primary Care Program. Free with Medicare card.
Westmead Children’s Hospital – Gender Clinic for young people, GP referral required. 
John Hunter Children’s HospitalSpecialists on gender diversity, GP referral required. 
Trans Health Care Sex Reassignment Surgery Directory
Gender Affirming Doctor List directory of NSW doctors currently providing hormonal care and support to TGD people. Produced by ACON, 2019.

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.

Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-conforming People: Best Practice for Front Line Staff (2016), The National LGBT Health Education Center and the Fenway Institute, USA. 
Australian Psychological Society: Gender Affirming Practices (2018). Associate Professor Damien W Riggs FAPS. Australia