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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.
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
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You can call the Edinburgh clinic on 0131 225 5656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I never imagined being able to open up and discuss so deeply my early life abuse, held back by embarrassment and fear, with Dr Myskow – for the first time ever – I felt completely safe and supported; not judged or disbelieved on any level. I would say she genuinely cares and has helped me immensely