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​You can encounter trans persons throughout your practice for a wide range of questions or problems that do not necessarily have to be directly related to their gender identity or any transition process. On this website we are happy to offer you, as a care provider, a brief overview of the most important elements that are important for a trans-inclusive care practice. Creating a trans-inclusive reception and environment​​ within your practice itself is a priority here.​

Research indicates that trans persons experience anxiety or reluctance to use health care services for various reasons. A trans-friendly health care environment is an essential first step to meet their health care needs. It is important to always consider the feelings one has in relation to one’s gender identity in an individualised manner and distinct from other physical or psychological difficulties or illnesses from which one may suffer.

Ensure a respectful approach that takes into account the patient's own gender identification, that respects the name and pronouns used and that respects the privacy of the patient at all times.

Small adjustments (e.g. in the registration and administration of clients, correspondence or the sanitary infrastructure) can already make a big difference in creating a care environment in which trans and gender non-conforming persons​ feel comfortable and welcome.​​

Photo: The Gender Spectrum Collection