Trans health resource collection
To mark transgender awareness week, we have gathered together a selection of our articles for you to read for free, simply by registering to our website.
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
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
Fair care for trans people
Your essential guide to new RCN guidance on caring for trans people
Honest, open and non-judgemental health care
The cliniQ service offers trans and non-binary people open and non judgemental health care
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.