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It’s easy to help patients with gender variance – here’s what you can do

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The issue that we have is that gender care is on a true spectrum, and some of the cases are really very simple. Imagine a person, born male, who has felt female since birth. Secretly always cross-dressed and now, out of desperation, started taking estradiol bought off the Internet to try and make the body match the mind. All we need to do is listen, care, replace the potentially dangerous drugs with prescription meds and check some blood tests. The waiting times for the gender identity clinics in some areas are currently approaching 4 years, and with referrals rising rapidly, we should leave the specialist clinics to deal with the complex cases - because many are in fact very simple - and our GP skills are perfect for these desperate patients.

Posted date

17 Jun 2016

Posted time

1:09pm

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