Transgender Speech Feminization/Masculinization: Suggested Guidelines for BC Clinicians

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 document is intended for speech clinicians who have already taken transgender sensitivity/awareness training or have experience working with the transgender community, and are seeking more advanced guidance on how to be clinically effective in work with transgender clients. We outline clinical protocols for conducting a trans-specific speech assessment, providing feminizing/masculinizing speech treatment, and conducting a trans-specific outcome evaluation