Transgender basics

Transgender Basics is a 20 minute educational film on the concepts of gender and transgender people. Two providers from The Center’s Gender Identity Project (GIP) discuss basic concepts of gender, sexual orientation, identity and gender roles. Three transgender community members share their personal experiences of being trans and genderqueer. The film targets service providers and…

Press and media advice

Trans* Jersey is very happy to answer questions from the press and media about trans* issues. All enquiries should be addressed to: admin@transjersey.org in the first instance. The following interview is a parody of typical media interviews with transgender people, with Janet Mock asking Alicia Menendez – who is cisgender – many of the same…

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…

FtM hormones

In order to transition from female to male, transmen take one hormone for the rest of their lives: testosterone.This is usually the first medical step on your transition journey after changing your name and possibly living as your preferred gender for a short period of time. The Female to Male guide has detailed information about…

FtM resources

UK Charities GIRES The Gender Trust Gendys Network Gender Matters The Beaumont Society Mermaids (for children and teen support) Depend (for friends and family support) Press for Change (for legal issues) Links NHS transgender advice – NHS Transhealth Transitioning on the NHS timeline information – UK FtM UK based FtM forum for friends and advice…

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…