Can a GP diagnose gender dysphoria?

Where can I get a diagnosis of gender dysphoria? While a GP is able to provide this, not many GPs feel that they have the necessary knowledge or training to ‘diagnose’. Much more work is needed in this area. Other people who can help are local endocrinologists, GPs with a special interest or other gender specialists.

How do you get referred to a gender identity clinic in Wales?

Referral Criteria: Patients must be a Welsh resident, registered with a Welsh GP and have not had a first appointment or initiated treatment with another gender identity clinic. Referral Process: GP referral through WCCG. If a patient has any queries regarding their referral, please contact the clinic directly.

How do I prove I have gender dysphoria?

In teens and adults, a diagnosis requires at least two of these traits:

  1. Certainty that their gender doesn’t match with their physical body.
  2. Strong desire to be rid of their genitals and other sex traits.
  3. Deep urge to have the sex characteristics of the gender with which they identify.
  4. Strong want to be a different gender.

How do I start testosterone FTM UK?


  1. STEP 1 – Make an enquiry.
  2. STEP 2 – Retrieve a referral from a gender psychologist / psychiatrist.
  3. STEP 3 – Complete and return your medical forms.
  4. STEP 4 – Complete your blood tests.
  5. STEP 5 – Schedule an appointment.
  6. STEP 6 – Attend your appointment.

How do you deal with gender dysphoria?

Other ways to ease gender dysphoria might include use of:

  1. Peer support groups.
  2. Voice and communication therapy to develop vocal characteristics matching your experienced or expressed gender.
  3. Hair removal or transplantation.
  4. Genital tucking.
  5. Breast binding.
  6. Breast padding.
  7. Packing.

Is testosterone free on the NHS?

Testosterone testing is available on the NHS. If you’re having the symptoms associated with low testosterone levels, your doctor will discuss your work and personal life to see if the causes are related to your mental health or your lifestyle.

Do transgender people have body dysmorphia?

Body dysmorphia is not a defining characteristic of transgender people. Body dysmorphia is about how someone perceives their body’s form. People with body dysmorphia tend to perceive flaws in their body that aren’t apparent to others, or they perceive minor flaws as much more significant.

Do I have gender dysphoria?

The definition of gender dysphoria is an emotional and psychological condition experienced when a person’s gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. An example of gender dysphoria is when a person feels like a man but has female genitals.

What is sexual dysphoria?

Dysphoria (also called Gender Dysphoria) is a psychological condition which consists of discomfort and a disconnect with one’s assigned sex, often accompanied by a strong desire to change one’s sex to better match their identity or to be called the correct gendered language.

What is gender identity disorder?

Gender identity disorder is a strong and persistent feeling that a person has the wrong gender identification, which causes discomfort with their sex or a sense of inappropriateness in the gender role of that sex.