Unique, like everyone else: Patient-centred care

As you already know, good quality patient-centred care means working holistically and treating patients as individuals. This is no different for trans people. Like your other patients, we are unique and come to a hospital or to your clinic with our own experiences and needs.

Trans people can come from any background or cultural heritage, some of us experience racism, some of us are disabled and/or neurodiverse and some of us are migrants. Some trans men and non-binary people give birth to their children, many trans people are non-birthing parents. Just like anyone else, we go through the ageing process and experience everything that goes along with it – geriatric care is just as relevant to us as anyone else.

It’s important not to make assumptions about your patients or to think that trans-inclusion is not relevant to your area of specialism – it is.

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