The health needs of trans and non-binary individuals are the same as anyone else's. However, transgender people obviously have specific health needs in relation to gender dysphoria or gender reassignment/confirmation.
Particular needs and concerns are best addressed by transgender health services offered by the NHS gender identity clinics (GICs). There are currently eight GICs in England. GPs can refer patients directly to one of the clinics. There is no need for a mental health assessment beforehand and there is no need for funding approval.
Waiting times for appointments at the individual gender identity clinics are long. While awareness of trans and non-binary health issues has increased, many GPs have very little experience with trans health issues or gender dysphoria.
Over the past few years I have seen a variety of people at my clinic with transgender health issues.
Following current guidelines of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, I am happy to assist individuals in their gender transition.
I am happy to provide professional surgical advice, offer endocrinological support in hormonal therapy.
From a purely surgical perspective I offer both orchidectomies as well as full male-to-female gender confirmation surgery to private patients.
We are providing a supportive, professional and above all compassionate service to all transgender individuals, their partners and family.
Christian Seipp MD PhD
Consultant Urological Surgeon