TRANSGENDER HEALTH:
PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

Borrego Health Publications

Department of Trans Medicine New Patient Guide

Resources

Links:

The National LGBT Health Education Center

Fenway Health

Transgender Law Center

Government agencies:

Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights:
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/index.html

Links to State and Local Human Rights Agencies:
http://www.justice.gov/crt/legalinfo/stateandlocal.php

HealthCare.Gov:
https://www.healthcare.gov/transgender-health-care/

 

 

Partner resources, best practices, and standards of care:

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies, Lambda Legal, HRC, & New York Bar:
http://www.lambdalegal.org/publications/fs_transgender-affirming-hospital-policies

 

Healthcare Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign
http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/healthcare-equality-index

 

National Center for LGBT Health Education:
http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/

 

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging:
http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org

RAD Remedy’s guide to providing competent care for trans people

Transgender Law Center’s guide to organizing community clinics

 

Clinical standards of care for transgender people

 

 

Mental Health Resources:

Trans LifeLine

National suicide prevention hotline

US: 877-565-8860Canada: 877-330-6366

https://www.translifeline.org/

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National network of mental health care providers, as well as a provider database

http://www.nami.org/Find­-Support/LGBTQ
Help Line   800­-950-­6264

 

National Council for Behavioral Health

National network of community behavioral health centers, as well as a provider database

http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/

 

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

A national database for local professionals and agencies that provide addiction recovery services and mental health care.

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

800-662-HELP (4357)

Common Terminology

Gender Dysphoria: The emotional distress that results from one’s gender identity differing from the sex assigned at birth.


Gender Expression: The way a person expresses their gender through behavior, clothes, mannerisms, and other characteristics.


Gender Identity: An individual’s inner sense of being masculine, feminine, both, or neither, which develops between the ages of three and six and is part of their sense of self, or self-identity. Gender identity is not necessarily the same as the sex someone is assigned at birth. Every person has a gender identity.


Gender Incongruence: A term for being someone who is not aligned with the way society describes their sex and how they live in the world.


Gender Nonconforming: A term used to refer to people who do not follow other people’s ideas or stereotypes about how they should look or act based on the sex assigned at birth.


Transgender: A term used to describe a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity different from the sex assigned at birth. Often, the term “trans” is used in its place.

Borrego Health recognizes that language is a key component of culturally appropriate care. We use “trans” or “transgender” as an umbrella term intended to include a diverse group of genders, identities, and expressions. 

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