The Informed Consent Model of Care for Accessing Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Is Associated With High Patient Satisfaction
Cassandra Spanos, Julian A Grace, Shalem Y Leemaqz, Adam Brownhill, Pauline Cundill, Peter Locke, Peggy Wong, Jeffrey D Zajac, Ada S Cheung
Journal of Sexual Medicine | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: There are 2 common approaches to assess an individual before commencing of gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT); a mental health practitioner assessment and approval or an informed consent model undertaken with a primary care general practitioner (GP). AIM: In a primary care clinic practising an Informed Consent Model of care to initiate GAHT, we aimed to firstly describe the proportion and characteristics of patients referred for secondary consultation to a mental health practitioner (MH referred) and secondly, we aimed to measure patient satisfaction. METHODS: A retrospective audit of all new patients with a transgender or gender diverse identity presenting to a primary care..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship
Ada Cheung is supported by an Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (#1143333).