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Wishing You a Very Happy New Year from GenderGP 2020
Welcome to our January newsletter. We are excited to be kicking off a new decade with you. Whatever this year brings, we stand ready to lead the charge for positive change in improving access to healthcare for the trans community - wherever they may be in the world. Together we will make a difference.
With love from all of the team at GenderGP x

2019 at a glance
In 2019 we helped more people in more countries than ever before, so to give you a flavour of some of the brilliant work being done to help the community, we have published our first annual review. Highlights include the number of people we’ve helped and how many countries we are now active in - you may be surprised by the numbers! 
Read it in full here 

80% of our patients are getting support from their doctor too
Perhaps one of the biggest revelations from our first Annual Review is that a significant 80% of our patients are getting support from their doctor, under the guidance of GenderGP’s team of specialists. This enables more patients to access the service by keeping costs down. Read more.

A new decade for trans healthcare - Podcast
In this episode of the our podcast, Dr Helen chats to Marianne, about how far GenderGP has come in the last five years and what the future holds for trans healthcare. The pair also discuss the language around trans youth, fertility, GP collaboration and the importance of pronouns. Listen now

Introducing the Patient Portal
2020 will see the launch of our new patient communication platform - The GenderGP Portal. This is where our service users will have exclusive access to their medical records and where they will be able to seamlessly communicate with our specialist team of advisors, counsellors, therapists and medics, to get the support and advice they need. More details to follow in our February newsletter.

Leading gender experts support the treatment for trans youth
The year has begun with yet more misinformation in the media relating to treatment options for trans youth, specifically puberty blockers. Dr Helen shared the latest statement from the leading gender experts around the world, which supports their use. We hope this will provide some reassurance to parents and younger patients alike, read here.

Gillick competency and body autonomy 
In this blog post we explore a key question which often comes up in the debate over the treatment of gender variant youth: “Are children and young people under 16 capable of making a decision about their gender?” Read the article in full here.

SKY News
A recent report by Sky News outlined the current state of trans healthcare in the UK. It provided a damning snapshot for a mainstream audience. Dr Helen was interviewed alongside transgender healthcare expert, Ruth Pearce. You can watch the episode on catch up here

Trans pregnancy and fertility
On January 14th, 2020, Dr Helen Webberley attended the Trans Pregnancy: Fertility, Reproduction and Body Autonomy conference in Leeds, UK. The conference brought together some of the leading minds on fertility for gender variant people and it was an enlightening and empowering event. To find out more read here

Ever fancied yourself as a podcaster?
One of our community members is setting up a podcast called: Ask a Trans Man. The show is aimed at a general audience and its intention is to begin normalising gender transition, in an open and entertaining way. If you're a trans woman (for balance) and would like to be involved, please email Laurence.

My NHS trans journey: January 2020

I am feeling particularly optimistic as we enter into this new decade. I have been discharged from the PorterBrook GIC in Sheffield, and if I am honest, it’s a bit of a relief.
They outright refuse to acknowledge my transition and only address my correspondence to my male name, using male pronouns! 
The stupidity of this never fails to amaze me...Read More

We'd love to hear from you...

Whether you would like to share your experiences as part of our community or you would like us to visit your trans support group, as part of the GenderGP roadshow – get in touch.

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