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Transgender identity shouldn’t be classed as mental disorder say researchers

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But you would provide symptom control and conservative management advice about interim measures while awaiting secondary care, which is what is required for gender dysphoria patients. If someone came in with abdominal pain as a result of their hernia, you'd not just refuse to see them. The 'It's not part of our job' mentality is quite rigid, the prevalence of conditions varies and new conditions emerge, and we can't just wash our hands of learning how to manage these newer issues. But I appreciate my knowledge of funding work for these conditions is restricted and beyond my current level of understanding. The principles of managing dysphoric symptoms aren't that complicated, and at least fall in line with some other similar prescribing fields (eg. GnRH antagonists, HRT etc) and can be learnt in about a half hour of CPD.

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15 Aug 2016

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