Interview

(1) How did you first get interested in treatment of transgender people?   I have always been interested in equality and diversity – it has always appalled me that anyone should be bullied due to their size, colour, hair, gender, preferences, religion etc. I got very...

Harry Benajmin

Harry Benjamin MD – The Forefather of Transgender Care?   August 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Harry Benjamin MD. His is not a name that immediately springs to mind in terms of either fame or notoriety. However he has his place in history and a...

Gender Variance – John

We were all outraged at the recent shootings in Orlando, shocked and staggered that discrimination against minority groups should still go on. The LGBT group have suffered their share over the years, but what I am shocked about is the ongoing discrimination they face...

BMJ Response

I am ashamed at some of the comments I hear from my GP colleagues regarding their role in trans care. The issues of ‘not knowing enough’ and ‘not having enough time’ are just indefensible, and in the current era of litigation-happiness, it will...

An Overview of Gender Dysphoria

Gender dysphoria is a mismatch between a person’s biological sex and their gender identity. Biological sex is assigned at birth, depending on the appearance of the genitals. Gender identity is the gender that a person “identifies” with or feels themselves to be....
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