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Honest, open and non-judgemental health care

The cliniQ service is offering trans and non-binary people health care with dignity, writes Elaine Cole.

The cliniQ service is offering trans and non-binary people health care with dignity, writes Elaine Cole

Trans* people often receive poor care from general and specialist health services, with many reporting negative experiences at gender identity clinics. CliniQ in London’s Soho area is run by trans* people and the clinic’s healthcare team to ensure an inclusive, non-judgemental service. All nurses who come into contact with trans* people should ensure they are trans* aware – which includes taking great care with the use of pronouns.

CliniQ team members (from left to right): co-founder Graham Reed, case worker Aedan Wolton, counsellor Toni Hogg and co-founder Michelle Ross. Picture: Tim Geroge

‘General health clinics do not have the knowledge to treat me or to address me how I should be addressed,’ says Zie. ‘It leaves me feeling unsafe, so I am not comfortable discussing my health with

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