Trans Care: Getting Trans-Competent Care

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Trans Care: Getting Trans-Competent Care

Ce document est offert en anglais seulement pour le moment. Consultez la liste des ressources en français pour de la documentation sur la santé LGBT2SQ offerte dans cette langue.

Des questions? Écrivez-nous à info@rainbowhealthontario.ca.

This is one of a series of 17 consumer health information booklets created by the Trans Care Project for transgender people and loved ones.

Author: Olivia Ashbee , Joshua Goldberg Source: Trans Care Project Website: http://www.vch.ca/transhealth Origin Country: Canada Publish Date: 2006 Publication City: Vancouver Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , .Target Audiences: , . Last Modified: 2014-09-09

As part of the Trans Care Project, a joint initiative of the Transgender Health Program and Transcend Transgender Support & Education Society (with funding by the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition), local and international experts in transgender care worked with local members of the transgender community to create 7 sets of guidelines for health and social service providers in BC, and 17 health information booklets for transgender people and loved ones.

This consumer booklet is intended to help you:
• identify what you need to feel that your nurse or doctor is being trans-positive
• consider whether or not to come out as trans to your GP/nurse
• know what to expect if you switch to a trans-competent GP/nurse
• understand issues in coding “F” or “M” on medical charts and lab forms
• learn about professional resources that you and your health care provider can use to get more information about trans care

The goal is to be able to get trans-competent care for your basic health problems and questions. It’s also about building your confidence and knowledge, so that when you go to meet your health care provider, you have a clear idea about what to expect and can tell them what you want and need.