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Transgender Awareness and Support at YourGP

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Posted on March 31st, 2016

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility – a day dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. Here at YourGP private health practice, we provide information and support to transgender people all year round at our medical clinic in Edinburgh.

At YourGP we have a team of gender specialists and psychiatrists to support and guide transgender people through the many complex issues around gender dysphoria

Dr Sarah Kennedy, an experienced psychiatrist specialising in gender dysphoria, works alongside gender specialist Dr Lyndsey Myskow to support and guide transgender people through their reassignment journey.

 

Bespoke and flexible transgender support

Treatment for gender dysphoria takes a variety of forms, particular to the individual, and the service that Drs Myskow and Kennedy provide includes initial assessment and follow through, as well as ongoing support to individual patients.

Dr Kennedy explains: “The transgender service at YourGP is bespoke, flexible and reactive to people’s needs.

“We try to gain as much knowledge and understanding about a person’s life story and their current circumstance so that we can place any symptoms of mental illness or distress in context.

“The support we offer is, we hope, more human than medical.”

If you are feeling confused about your gender or are questioning your gender, Dr Kennedy’s advice is simple – seek support.

She says: “The internet has been a great resource for people who are too afraid or embarrassed to ask questions, but it is not a substitute to accessing real life, one-to-one, human support.

“Speak to your GP, or contact your local LGBT group or Scottish Transgender Alliance.

“There is support out there whatever your age, stage of transition, concern or query.”

 

If you want to find out more about our service and support for transgender people in Scotland, or if you have any questions you would like to ask Drs Kennedy or Myskow, leave a comment below, or get in touch on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. #TDOV

To book an appointment at our clinic in Edinburgh or Aberdeen, use our booking form or get in touch with our clinics directly.

You can call the Edinburgh clinic on 0131 225 5656 or email reception@your.gp

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To be able to attend a clinic where I am very obviously accepted by everyone there is a great start. To follow it with an hour with Dr Myskow listening, guiding and supporting me and my loved ones as I began to live my life for real as a Transman has made me feel less afraid or isolated

Liam B – Tyne and Wear – Lyndsey

YourGP is regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – the regulator for independent healthcare services across Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland accepts complaints at any time. Contact them at:

Independent Healthcare Team
Gyle Square | 1 South Gyle Crescent | Edinburgh | EH12 9EB
0131 623 4342 | hcis.clinicregulation@nhs.net