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Redskies
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Firstly, the new NHS Scotland Gender Reassignment Protocol - here's what a trans blogger wrote about it, and links to the actual documents http://transactivist.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/scotland-hands-unprecedented-power-to-trans-patients/ Overall, it looks very good (for the usual standards in place currently) and progressive.

(I'm not closely familiar with the blog itself, but having read a few posts, it looks like a generally non-hatey place to link to.)

Also seen on that blog is a post about the sexual health guides for trans people produced by the Terrence Higgins Trust. Perhaps it's because I've never needed something like this, so never gone looking, but it seems to me that good information like that is quite scarce. This blogger seems to think they're good. http://transactivist.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/tht-publish-sexual-health-guides-for-trans-people/ (with onward links to the guides.)

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Redskies: thanks so very much for adding this!

And I LOVE Terence Higgins: they do some amazing work, and when I've referred users to them for help, they have always done a smashing job. Oddly, I was just telling someone else that yesterday.

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[Smile] Happy to. I figure that if I keep coming across awesome and/or helpful things on the net that I never knew existed, it can't just be me who didn't know about them.

I'd vaguely heard of Terrence Higgins as a HIV awareness/prevention/campaigning org, but had no idea that they're as fantastic as they look with sexual health info and resources and serving such a broad range of people in such a constructive and knowledgeable way.

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This is all awesome stuff [Smile] I've worked pretty closely with THT before, they are fab!

Redskies - I actually know the blogger you've referenced, I wouldn't worry, she's fantastic!

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loststone - awesome!

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There's now a draft protocol for treatment of trans* people in England. Linking to the same blog as above for information and analysis of it:
http://transactivist.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/have-your-say-on-england-gender-dysphoria-services/
http://transactivist.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/business-as-usual-a-look-at-the-draft-english-protocol-for-gender-dysphoria/
http://transactivist.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/guest-post-draft-protocol-review/

It's clearly not as good as the Scottish one (English/Welsh and Scottish NHS operate separately, although it's usually easy for a person from one nation to access temporary treatment in the other - as much as it is in a different place within the same nation, anyway.)

The part about an employment requirement made me splutter my coffee - that's really not ok! Particularly when unemployment rates of trans* people are typically higher. Employment status has absolutely no bearing on being trans* or on medical needs.

The inadequacy of treatment options for trans* people under 18 also struck me.

It makes me sad that the medical establishment won't listen well enough to the very people it's supposed to be serving and won't offer fairer and more efficient services. If the Scottish system can do better than this, why can't the English?

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