Healthcare gatekeepers

These are the main healthcare professionals you will need to deal with in your transition. If, at any stage, you find you cannot get on with your healthcare provider, or you are not confident in their abilities or the advice you are being given, seek to change. Not all healthcare providers are skilled or experienced…

Trans* studies and reports

Studies and reports of relevance when considering anti-discrimination legislation – GIRES report on trans mental health in the UK (2012) TGEU and ILGA-Europe report highlights legal and healthcare issues in the EU (2012) National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay & Lesbian Taskforce report on transgender discrimination in the USA (2011) GIRES report on…

NHS leaflets

This is the range of NHS leaflets available for trans* patients explaining the various aspects of the NHS service – An introduction to trans* issues A guide for NHS practitioners treating trans* patients GIRES guide to your rights to care and treatment under the NHS A guide to NHS funding and waiting times A guide…

Help in Jersey

The first place any trans* person should go for support is their doctor or GP. If you do not think your GP is comfortable handling your case, do not be afraid to change to another GP in the practice or move practices. Your GP is the gatekeeper to many of the trans* services and medical…

Jersey trans* law

Currently, there is only one piece of legislation in Jersey that is directly concerned with protecting transgender islanders: Gender Recognition (Jersey) Law 2010 This law deals with the process of issuing a gender recognition certificate (“GRC”), the legal effect of a GRC on existing marriages and civil partnerships, the general consequences of issuing a GRC,…