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Introduction

See also Gender issues in health | Men's Health Pathfinders | Women's Health Pathfinders | Canadian consumer health information (CHI) portal 800px-Flag of Canada.svg.png

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Pre-searching

Use this section to examine definitions, collect keywords and key articles

See also Lee et al. Identifying Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Search Terminology: A Systematic Review of Health Systematic Reviews. PLoS One. 2016;11(5):e0156210..

Resources for Consumers

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  • BC HealthLink. Gender Identity and Transgender Issues.
  • BC's Transgender Health Information Program (THiP) An information and resource hub for transgender and gender diverse people across BC. Provides information about gender-affirming health care, and supports people in navigating health services. Serves people of all ages, including children and families. Also provides support and information to friends and family, physicians, and other health professionals so they can better support their loved ones and clients. Provides service by phone, email, and in person. Services are free and confidential. No doctor's referral, Care Card, or ID is required.
  • Trans Rights BC The project aims to disseminate human rights information that is accurate, accessible, and relevant to the safety and well-being of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their supportive allies across British Columbia.

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United States

International

  • ACON - Australia’s largest community-based gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) health and HIV/AIDS organization
  • Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) - GIRES' purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.
  • Gender Jam NI - Gender Jam NI provides relevant health information and resources for trans, non-binary, and intersex individuals in Northern Ireland.

Resources for Health Care Providers

Note: The glossaries in the pre-searching section may be of use to practitioners as basic references for terminology and etiquette.

Perspectives on the State of Trans Health Care

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  • BC's Transgender Health Information Program (THiP) An information and resource hub for transgender and gender diverse people across BC. Provides information about gender-affirming health care, and supports people in navigating health services. Serves people of all ages, including children and families. Also provides support and information to friends and family, physicians, and other health professionals so they can better support their loved ones and clients. Provides service by phone, email, and in person. Services are free and confidential. No doctor's referral, Care Card, or ID is required.

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United States

International

See also

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