Helpful Insights forPatients and Caregivers

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Gender identity and sexual orientation are different things.

  • Sexual orientation is about your attraction to other people. Examples include straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual and asexual.
  • Gender identity is about your inside feelings and how you name your gender. Examples include male, female and nonbinary.

References

  1. American Psychiatric Association. What Is Gender Dysphoria? https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/gender-dysphoria/what-is-gender-dysphoria.
  2. American Psychiatric Association. Expert Q&A: gender dysphoria. https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/gender-dysphoria/expert-q-and-a.
  3. Hembree WC, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Gooren L, Hannema SE, Meyer WJ, Murad MH, et al. Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017;102(11):3869-3903. DOI: 10.1210/jc.2017-01658. PubMed PMID: 28945902.
  4. UCSF. UCSF Transgender Care. https://transcare.ucsf.edu/.
  5. Fenway Health. Transgender Health. https://fenwayhealth.org/care/medical/transgender-health/

Resources

  1. USCF Transgender Care https://transcare.ucsf.edu/
  2. Fenway Health Transgender Health https://fenwayhealth.org/care/medical/transgender-health/
  3. The Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
  4. Trans Lifeline https://www.translifeline.org/
  5. The Standards of Care https://www.wpath.org/media/cms/Documents/Web%20Transfer/SOC/Standards%20of%20Care%20V7%20-%202011%20WPATH.pdf
  6. Human Rights Campaign
    1. https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/Schools-In-Transition.pdf?_ga=2.121703683.964095619.1568123454-799094413.1568123454
    2. https://www.hrc.org/resources/transgender-children-and-youth-understanding-the-basics
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