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Clinical Tools and Resources for Primary Care

Guidelines and Protocols for Comprehensive Primary Care for Trans Clients - Sherbourne Health Centre

Because transsexualism, transgenderism and gender non-conformity are not concepts usually explored in traditional medical training, caring for trans patients can be confusing for primary care providers. As a result, a group of healthcare providers at Sherbourne Health Centre developed a protocol to reflect and inform hormone administration. While the protocol was originally developed for internal use, an updated document was released online following requests from physicians across Canada for support in the matter.

The protocol includes guidance on how trans care should be approached, feminizing hormone therapy and masculinizing hormone therapy. Also included are tools that may be used in providing care, such as the Trans Care Assessment Period Checklist, hormone therapy consent forms and hormone monitoring summaries for both transgender men and women.

Keywords: drug therapy, gender history, hormone coverage, Trans Women, Trans Men, Trans Care Assessment Period Checklist, hormone monitoring, anti-androgen, LGBTQ, LGBT, identity, transgender

The Clinical Tools and Resources listing links primary care providers with information that may aid in their clinical decision making. In most cases, these resources are created by third parties. The Ontario College of Family Physicians accepts no responsibility for the use or misuse of any of the information provided. Users are required to use their own clinical judgement when dealing with the individual patient.

The OCFP has attempted to provide up-to-date materials for clinician use while recognizing that the rapid evolution of materials may result in the information provided becoming outdated. Users are encouraged to consult the original sources for updated versions as they become available and for further information about the individual resource, its terms of use and limitations. Inclusion in the listing does not indicate endorsement by the OCFP.