RESOURCES (work in progress)

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Here is a list of resources that can be used by anyone for further education. It has been a great surprise to discover that there is a large body of work that has been produced in support of creating an inclusive health care system. We cannot vouch for all of these sources as we have not read them all, but offer them here with the hopes that they will help in connecting information to those that seek it.

Cultural Competency


Herbal Medicine


Conventional Medicine Guidelines and Protocols

  • The World Professional Association for Transgender HealthWPATH Standards

– Canada

– US


Endocrinology- HRT


  • Gorton MD, Buth MD, Spade. Medical Therapy & Health Maintenance for Transgender Men: A guide for Health Care Providers. 2005
  • Adler, Hirsch. Voice and Communication Therapy for The Transgender/Transsexual Client: A comprehensive clinical guide. Second edition.

Inclusive Clinical Spaces

Broad Education

Health Access

Patient support

Health Information




Mental Health

Support lines

  • Trans Lifeline can be reached at Canada: 1-877-330-6366 US: 1-877-565-8860.
  • Trevor Project Lifeline -1-866-488-7386. For LGBT youth contemplating suicide.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255. 24 hours a day by people of all ages and identities.

For Educators

Parent support

Reading lists


Patient Directed


Sexual Health


Sexual Violence


  • Jerry J. Bigner, Joseph L. Wetchler. Handbook of LGBT-Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy
  • Erickson-Schroth, Laura. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.
  • Bornstein, Kate. My New Gender Workbook.
  • Beemyn, Genny. The Lives of Transgender People. Columbia University Press.


Austin, TX. – Kind Clinic “Offer gender affirming care”

Recommended practitioners and clinics from survey


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