Historically, the medical needs of people who identify as transgender or gender diverse have not been well covered in medical training curricula. Despite this gap in formal training, GPs can make a significant difference to the lives of their transgender and gender diverse patients.
- ‘Transgender’ and ‘gender diverse’ are umbrella terms for people who identify with a gender that differs from their assigned sex at birth.
- The number of people who openly identify as transgender or gender diverse is increasing.
- People who are transgender or gender diverse face barriers in accessing healthcare services.
- GPs can provide safe and inclusive services for people who identify as transgender or gender diverse, as well as their families.
- GPs can maintain their patients’ gender-affirming hormone therapy.