Being trans sometimes means you need to access trans-specific healthcare like hormones or surgery; it can also mean that you need to do things like, for instance, change your name or title with your GP, or get help with getting the right information to medical professionals that care for you.
What are my rights?
As a trans person getting medical care, you have the right to:
- use whatever name, pronoun and title you want
- be referred to a gender clinic of your choosing by your GP
- get accurate information from your GP
- be taken seriously!
You can download a poster with your rights at your GP surgery here:
Do I need to see a local mental health team before I can go to a gender clinic?
You do not need to go through local mental health services to be referred to a gender identity clinic! Your GP is able to refer you directly.
My GP won’t refer me, or doesn’t know what to do…
More info is coming!
Soon we’ll have letter you can take to your doctor, and some information about what happens when you go to a gender clinic, as well as info on the kind of healthcare you might want or need as a trans person, such as hormones, hormone blockers, and surgery.