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by Professor Kevan R
Last updated: December 2016
This module will assist the clinician in the assessment,
support and management of individuals with gender concerns,
transgenderism and gender dysphoria.
A patient-centred approach to care supported
by transgender affirmative clinicians will maximise a beneficial
outcome for the gender dysphoric patient and his or her
A number of assessment interviews, often with
members of a multidisciplinary team, are necessary to confirm the
diagnosis and to exclude significant comorbid conditions that may
The role of the psychiatrist in supporting the
patient with gender dysphoria is considered alongside more specific
interventions such as psychotherapy and assessment for progression
to hormone therapy and gender confirmation surgery.
This module is accompanied with video of
patients' accounts of gender dysphoria and their experience of
the real-life process and transition.
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