Gender Issues

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UK sources of information and / or support

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The Gender Trust

A charity which specifically aims to help adults who are Transsexual, Gender Dysphoric or Transgenderists and those who are Intersexes as well as their partners and families.

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A Guide for Young Trans People in the UK

Information from the Department of Health is a booklet, by a group of young trans people aged between 15 and 22 in conjunction with Gendered Intelligence and aims to offer information to young people who know they are trans or are confused about or questioning their gender in any way, so as to help clarify some of their questions and offer them language to express themselves.

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Gender Identity Disorder

Information from Contact a Family.

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Supports children and teenagers who are trying to cope with gender identity issues, also their parents and carers.

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Gender Identity Research & Education Society

The aim of their website is to inform a wide public of the issues surrounding gender identity and transsexualism. It is also a resource for gender dysphoric people and their families; the medical and other professionals that provide their care; HealthAuthorities; Members of Parliament and other policy makers.

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Gender Matters

A project covering Shropshire, the West Midlands and all bordering regions. They provide information and support to trans people, their family, friends and to professional organisations who wish to have more of an understanding of Gender Dysphoria, Transvestism or Transgender Issues.

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The National Centre for Adolescent and Adult Females with Congenital Abnormalities of the Genital Tract

This service was designated from 1st April 1998 at the Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital which is part of the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust as part of the Directorate of Women's and Children's Services. It aims to offer help and advice to adolescent and adult females with congenital abnormalities of the genital tract.

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Medicine Guide for Gender reassignment surgery

Provides detailed information about the drugs available to treat this condition. Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines, conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Gender dysphoria

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Septic shock

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
8364 (v6)
Last Checked:
12 July 2011

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