Resources for trans* people and healthcare providers

Supporting Sex and Gender Diverse (Trans) Clients - Providing respectful and inclusive services to transsexual, transgender, genderqueer and sistergirl clients.  This resource is designed to support service providers building rapport with transgender (trans) clients.
 
QC Questioning Gender is a resource designed to provide information and support to young people, 16 to 25 years, who are questioning their gender or supporting somone who is doing so. QG is produced by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria in conjunction with the Trans Melbourne Gender Project. Go to www.glhv.org.au to order a hard copy of the resource.
 
Transgender Expereinces - Information and Support. This resource provides information on being a trans person for trans people, their families and service proivders. Produced by NHS, Department of Health, UK, 2007.
 
A Guide for Young Trans People in the UK. This resource supports young people who identify as trans and provides tips on passing, coming out and starting transition. Produced by NHS, Department of Health in partnership with SCi:dentity, GALYIC and Gender Intelligence, UK 2007.
 
A Guide to Hormone Therapy for Trans People. This resource provides informaiton to trans people about hormones, the process of hormone therapy and its impacts on health. Produced by NHS, Department of Health, UK, 2007.
 
Guidance for GPs, other clicians and health professionals on the care of gender variant people. This resource provides an overview of care for trans people provided particularly by GPs and other health clinicians. This resource includes information on hormone therapy, assessment and diagnosis of gender identity disorder. Produced by NHS, Department of Health, UK, 2008.
 
The Harry Benjamin Standards of Care Version 6 (SOC) articulates the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Inc (WPATH) consensus on the psychiatric, psychological, medical and surgical management of gender identity disorders. The SOC are clinical guidelines which are intended to provide felxible directions to professionals seeking to provide treatment and assistance to persons with gender identity disorder. To order a hard copy of these guidelines go to www.wpath.org
 
Bereavement: A guide for Transsexual, Transgender People and their Loved Ones. This resource provides support and advice upon the death of a trans person for both family and friends as well as coroners, pathologists, moruary staff and undertakers on the particular needs of trans people in the circumstances of death. Produced by NHS, Department of Health, UK, 2007.
 
Research
 
To Be Who I Am: Report of the inquiry into discrimination experienced by transgender people in New Zealand. Over 200 trans people took part in the inquiry highlighting their expereinces, the impacts and recommendations to reduce the discrimination the affects trans people's lives in New Zealand (NZ). This report was published by the NZ Human Rights Commission, 2008.
 
Tranznation: A report on the health and wellbeing of transgender people in Australia and New Zealand. This report compiles the findings of the 2007 online survey of 253 transgender people in Australian and New Zealand. The survey explored issues related to the utilisation of health services, hormone therapy, surgery, changing documentation and experiences of discrimination and stigma. The report has been compiled by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV) and the Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health and Society, Latrobe University.
 
Cultural Conceptions, Personal Paradoxes: Transgender Identity Development in the English Speaking West. Student thesis which examines transgendered people's identity development. It particularly examines how people negotiate prejudice and misunderstanding to develop a sense of identity. It has a discussion on Western constructions of sex and gender, a glossary of transgendered terms, and a large chapter on transgendered people's sense of self throughout their lifespan.
 
Links
 
FTM QLD provides an online support network for trans men in Queensland.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ftmqld
 
FTM Australia provides information, support and contact to FTMs across Australia since 2001.
www.ftmaustralia.org
 
ATSAQ Transgender Support Association of Queensland, PO Box 212, New Farm Q 4005. 6am-6pm. Ph (07) 3843 5024
www.atsaq.com
 
Changeling Aspects is a support organisation for all transgendered people, including transgender and transsexual.
www.changelingaspects.com
 
The Seahorse Society of Queensland Inc is a self help organisation in Brisbane that provides mutual support for corssdressers and transgender people, their partners and families.
http://seahorseqld.atspace.org
 
The Good Tranny Guide is a website that provides information on medical practitioners, Social Support groups, Transgender friendly businesses and legal services and advice for transgender people throughout Australia.
www.tgfolk.net/sites/gtg/index.html
 
Trans-Health is an online magazine that provides information on health and fitness for transsexual and transgender people. This is a voluntary run website that invites transgender people to submit articles.
www.trans-health.com