Good Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

Working with Gender Dysphoria poses challenges to some therapists
The Royal College of Psychiatrists provide excellent guidelines for the assessment and treatment of gender identity issues

Alone and worriedThe number of people seeking help for gender-related issues has risen significantly in recent years. Gender variance is not uncommon — it’s estimated that 1% of the population is gender variant to some degree.

Yet not all therapists feel confident working with gender and gender identity concerns. Some therapists may feel they need additional support or training when faced with these kinds of presenting issues.

The guidelines for best practice, compiled by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, aim to facilitate the best possible care for those seeking help for gender dysphoria. The report includes information on hormone treatment, surgical interventions, therapeutic support and the general medical needs of gender dysphoric patients.

the PDF version of the Good Practice Guidelines is available free online to read, print and share with colleagues.

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