Features

Trans health resource collection

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Analysis

Training and knowledge in transgender issues being left to chance

Just 13% of nurses feel prepared to meet the needs of their transgender patients, according to a survey by the RCN

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A patient's view

How to build trust with a young trans person like me

Jesse Ashman, a volunteer for Gendered Intelligence, has some advice for nurses treating a young trans person to help them build a trusting relationship

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Policy briefing

Fair care for trans people

Your essential guide to new RCN guidance on caring for trans people

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Feature

Honest, open and non-judgemental health care

The cliniQ service offers trans and non-binary people open and non judgemental health care

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Evidence & practice

Sexual health needs and the LGBT community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) individuals have particular vulnerabilities to sexually transmitted infections and HIV infection. Globally, reasons for this include physiological factors, discrimination and poor understanding of their sexual health needs. In many countries LGBT individuals are not able to exercise fully their rights to health care. This raises public health concerns for the LGBT community and the wider population.

This peer-reviewed article explores these issues, and makes recommendations for the healthcare profession to address health inequalities and promote improved health outcomes for LGBT populations. This article aims to promote an evidence-based approach that focuses on rights and public health issues.

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