Module introduction

Learning outcomes

 

By the end of this module, we hope you will be able to:

 

  • distinguish between sexual identity and gender identity

 

  • appreciate the need for a multi-assessment period to differentiate between other clinical conditions which may present with gender-related symptoms

 

  • list the comorbid psychiatric diagnosis which may present in patients with gender dysphoria

 

  • differentiate between gender dysphoria and the spectrum of transgenderism

 

  • demonstrate the role of psychological support for the patient with gender dysphoria

 

  • detail the eligibility and readiness criteria to ensure safe progression of patients through the real life experience and transition to the opposite gender

 

  • identify those patients where psychotherapy is indicated.

 

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