Seeing your Doctor
Once you have thought long and hard about what you want to do the first step is make an appointment to see your GP and explain to them that you feel you have Gender Dysphoria and that you would like to be referred to a Gender Clinic.
You may find that your GP hasn’t been faced with this type of situation before, so be prepared that they will have to do their own research before you hear anything.
Keep on at your GP if you think they are taking too long in getting back to you. Don’t let them tell you that it can’t be funded or they can’t help you as they may have outdated information that they are referencing. Take a look at our NHS Guidelines page that will help you on how the process works for different areas, feel free to download them and take a copy with you.
However if they have dealt with this before then they will refer you to either a Gender Identity Clinic or the local Psychiatrist. The clinic offers expert support and help as well as assessment and diagnosis. There are a number of Clinics based all over the country, check out the Gender Identity Clinics page for further details.
It is now also possible in some areas that you can ask your Doctor to refer you directly to your local Gender Identity Clinic or possibly a Clinic of your choice.