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Transgender healthcare in primary care

Crowley, D, Cullen, W and Van Hout, MC (2021) Transgender healthcare in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 71 (709). pp. 377-378. ISSN 0960-1643

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‘The expression of gender characteristics, including identities that are not stereotypically associated with one’s assigned sex at birth is a common and culturally diverse human phenomenon (that) should not be judged as inherently pathological or negative’(1). Recently the WHO have moved to re-define gender identity-related health and now uses the umbrella term transgender to describe “a diverse group of people whose internal sense of gender is different than that which they were assigned at birth, and whose gender identity and expression does not conform to the norms and expectations traditionally associated with their sex at birth(2).” This term is growing in familiarity globally and does not imply a medical condition. The term includes people living in accordance with their gender identity in the absence of medical treatment and those undergoing gender-affirmative healthcare to support and affirm their gender identity including those with non-binary gender identities(2).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Public Health Institute
Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2021 10:37
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2022 09:02
DOI or Identification number: 10.3399/bjgp21X716753
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14689

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