Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Ada Cheung is supported by an Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (#1143333).