Trans Men - useful links
- There's more on Your Body, Your Health - health choices made easy for trans men, trans masculine and non-binary people here.
Living My Life – Information for people who currently identify as trans or who are beginning to explore their gender identity (published by the NHS)
Guide for Parents and Family Members of Trans People in the UK (published by Gendered Intelligence)
Are you eligible?
Interim Gender Dysphoria Protocol and Service Guideline 2013/14 – NHS England (Sept 2013)
Scottish Gender Reassignment Protocol (published by the Scottish government, CEL 26, 2012)
Info for GPs
Gender Variance – GIRES guidance for GPs
Prescribing Guidance: Prescribing unlicensed medicines – GMC guidance for GPs
Gender dysphoria services – a guide for general practitioners and other healthcare staff prepared by representatives of Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) across England at the request of the Department of Health
PG12 Pharmacological Treatment of Gender Dysphoria - prescribing guidance from Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Primed - The Back Pocket Guide for Trans Men and the Men Who Dig Them.
Terrence Higgins Trust – Sexual Health for Trans Men
Trans Youth Sexual Health Booklet – Gendered Intelligence
Cottaging and Cruising: Your Safety, Your Rights and the Law – Galop
Visit the rest of the Men's Health Forum's website's Male Health section
Accessing Gender Services
List of Gender Identity Clinics:
Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen AB25 7ZH
Tel: 0345 456 6000 (Switchboard
Gender Identity Service, Centre for Psychotherapy, Shimna House, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast. BT8 8BH
Tel: 028 90638854
Chalmers Sexual Health Clinic, Chalmers Hospital, 2a Chalmers Street, Edinburgh. EH3 9ES
Tel: 0131 536 1505
Exeter (the Laurels)
Devon Partnership NHS Trust, The Laurels Gender and Sexual Medicine Clinic, 11-15 Dix’s Field, Exeter. EX1 1QA
Tel: 01392 677077
Sandyford, 2-6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow. G3 7NB
Tel: 0141 211 8130
NHS Highland Sexual Health Clinic, Raigmore Hospital, Old Perth Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire. IV2 3UJ
Tel: 01463 704202
Leeds (Newsome Centre)
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds Gender Identity Service Outpatient’s Suite, 1st Floor, Newsome Centre, Seacroft Hospital, York Road, Leeds. LS14 6UH
Tel: 0113 855 6346
London (Charing Cross)
West London Mental Health Trust Gender Identity Clinic, 179–183 Fulham Palace Road, London. W6 8QZ
Tel: 020 8483 2801
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service, Benfield House, Walkergate Park Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE6 4QD
Tel: 0191 287 6130
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Denetre Hospital, London Road, Daventry, Northants. NN11 4DY
Tel: 01327 707200
Nottinghamshire Healthcare trust, Nottingham Gender Clinic, Oxford Corner, 3 Oxford Street, Nottingham. NG1 5BH
Tel: 0115 876 0160 (ext for main reception 12360)
Porterbrook Clinic, 75 Osbourne Road, Nether Edge Hospital, Sheffield. S11 9BF
Tel: 0114 271 6671
Children & Young People – London/Leeds (Tavistock and Portman Clinic)
The Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA
Tel: 020 8938 2030
Age: Up to 18 years
Children & Young People – Belfast (Knowing Our Identity KOI)
Beechcroft, Foster Green Site, 110 Saintfield Road, Belfast. BT8 6HD
Tel: 02890 638000
Age: Up to 18 years
Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (UK) 116 123 (ROI)
Confidential support service, available 24/7. Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
Tel: 020 7035 4253 or 0114 207 2547
a:gender is the support network for staff in government departments / agencies who have changed or need to change permanently their perceived gender, or who identify as intersex.
Beyond the Binary
A submissions based magazine website, which aims to give non-binary people in the UK the opportunity to contribute and share what they are experiencing, thinking and doing.
Tel: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428
National organisation providing support and information on domestic violence and abuse. Helpline is available from trained LGB&T people giving a space to talk and explore options.
Provides free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people. Text and webchat.
Tel: 020 3315 6699
56 Dean Street, London. W1D 6AQ
A holistic sexual health and wellbeing service for all trans* people, partners and friends. A trans-led team who offer a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing standard health and wellbeing services.
BM Depend London WC1N 3XX
A voluntary organisation whose aim is to provide support, advice and information for anyone who knows, or is related to, a transsexual person in the UK.
Tel: 020 7704 2040
London’s LGBT anti-violence & abuse charity, giving advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. Also supporting lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.
Gendered Intelligence is a community interest company that looks to engage people in debates about gender and places young people at the heart of the organisation. Work predominantly within young people's settings and have educative aims.
GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)
Melverley, The Warren, Ashstead, Surrey, KT21 2SP
Tel: 01372 801554
Promotes and communicates research and provides information and education to those who can improve the lives of people affected by gender identity and intersex conditions. They have produced a wide range of useful resources for individuals and professionals.
159 Mile End Road, London, E1 4AQ
Tel: 020 3393 5188
A national group who supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends
LGBT Youth North West
LGBT Youth North West is a regional organisation that seeks to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people in the North West of England.
LGBT Youth Scotland
LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.
BM Mermaids, 27 Old Gloucester Street London, WC1N 3XX
Tel: 0208 123 4819 (Mon to Saturday 10 am to 8 pm when staffed)
Support and information for children and teenagers who are trying to cope with gender identity issues, and for their families and carers.
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
Offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and carers.
BCM 5159, London WC1N 3XX
Tel: 020 7836 6647
The UK’s largest independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients.
Press for Change
BM Network, 27 Old Gloucester Street London WC1N 3XX
Campaigns for civil rights for trans people. Provides legal help and advice, information and training for individuals.
Tel: 07707 809925
ReachOUT is a charity for those who have had to flee their home countries because of the fear of physical or structural violence and discrimination directed towards them because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. ReachOUT is also for organisations, agencies and friends of the LGBT+ or refugee services community who seek to further their understanding of the issues faced by this group.
BM Regard, London. WC1N 3XX
A group aiming to raise awareness of disability issues within the LGBT communities, and to raise awareness of sexuality issues within the disability communities.
Scottish Transgender Alliance
30 Bernard Street Edinburgh EH6 6PR
Tel: 0131 467 6039
The Scottish Transgender Alliance works to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland. Their website has lots of useful and easy to understand guidance for trans people and those working with trans people.
Provides and online interactive community where trans men, trans masculine, non-binary and those questioning are able to receive peer support advice and friendship.
Transupport aims to provide practical support to all trans people, their families and friends. It is a source of information and guidance for health professionals, care workers, employers and anyone interested in transgender issues.
Tel: 0752 881 0047
A national organisation for trans people and partners, aiming to promote the health and wellbeing of trans people. Running yearly events and workshops.
UK Trans Info
PO Box 871, 109 Vernon House, Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DQ
UK Trans Info is a national organisation that works to improve the lives of trans and non-binary people by providing advocacy, advice and information and by campaigning for their rights
For regional organisations (and more national ones too), check out the Gires database: http://www.gires.org.uk/the-wiki">
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