Updated: Mar 29
I am excited to highlight some of my favourite books that I use in my work as an LGBTQ counsellor and trainer. This is part of a series of blogs.
Next up is ...
Transgender Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Binary and Non-Binary Trans Patient Care
Who wrote it?
Ben Vincent, holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Leeds. Ben specialises in transgender identity, community practices and transgender healthcare.
More info on their website here: https://genderben.com/about/
Follow Ben on Twitter: @GenderBen
What the book is about?
Aimed at healthcare and medical practitioners (although very accessible to counsellors) this book shows how to deliver primary and secondary care to gender-diverse people.
With accessible and practical advice on how to tailor your work to the needs of each client.
This book explains how to use language and pronouns in a respectful way and lists lots of detailed information about medical transition such as hormones, hair removal, top surgery and gamete storage.
What they cover?
Chapters include the following:
Administration and Patient Interactions
The Referral Process
Care Separate from Transition
Children and Adolescents