Identity Clinic – Centre of excellence for Transgender health

Department of Identity Clinic

Provides holistic, high quality integrated health care to Transgenders, Gender non-confirming and Intersex individuals. Our aim is to provide integrated care to these individuals in a comfortable and supportive setting. We are committed to respecting the identity of each person who comes to us. We currently offer our services to transmen, transwomen, gender non- confirming, non binary and intersex clients. Our protocols are designed to reduce the barrier to health care accesibilty for third gender citizens, leading to longer, healthier and more productive lives. At Identity clinic we have created a trans- affirmative environment that encourages patients to seek beyond just getting hormones and looks at all of their health and wellness needs. Whether you are considering transitioning, are in the process of transitioning, or already have transitioned, we offer expert management that you deserve.

Our Team

Appointments are made on individual basis and specialists meet to coordinate care when indicated. Hence we offer the benefit of multispeciality care who work as one team under the same roof. We look forward to partnering with you on your comprehensive healthcare needs.

We recognise how complex ideas around gender can be and that there is a huge range of human diversity in how people feel about and express their gender. You can always talk candidly and comfortably with your doctor and other providers, knowing that you are receiving leading –edge care.

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Our services

  • Hormone therapy – allows the acquisition of secondary sex characteristics more aligned with an individual's gender identity. We offer hormones in a safe and effective way to maximize your results and get your transition going/ continuing/ maintaining while also keeping you safe throughout the process.
  • Sexual and reproductive health – Trans sensitive pelvic exams, pap smears, prostate exams, STD and HIV testing, diagnosis and treatment
  • Mental health services –We offer a range of services that are affirmative, sex positive, respectful and culturally sensitive. If you are struggling with substance abuse, alcohol dependence, depression, anxiety, body image issues, eating disorder and compulsive behavious; don’t struggle alone, we are here to help
  • Surgical reassignment and procedures – Feminising genitoplasty, Masculinising phalloplasty/ scrotoplasty, oophorectomy, orchidectomy,Breast augmentation and reduction, Gynaecomastia correction, Facial aesthetic procedures

Terminology and definitions

Gender Identity: A person's internal sense of self and how they fit into the world, from the perspective of gender

Transgender: A person whose gender identity differs from the sex that was assigned at birth. May be abbreviated to trans. A transgender man is someone with a male gender identity and a female birth assigned sex; a transgender woman is someone with a female gender identity and a male birth assigned sex. A non-transgender person may be referred to as cisgender (cis=same side in Latin).

Gender nonconforming: A person whose gender identity differs from that which was assigned at birth, but may be more complex, fluid, multifaceted, or otherwise less clearly defined than a transgender person. Genderqueer is another term used by some with this range of identities.

Nonbinary: transgender or gender nonconforming person who identifies as neither male nor female.

Feminising hormone therapy: The goal of feminizing hormone therapy is the development of female secondary sex characteristics, and suppression/minimization of male secondary sex characteristics. General effects include breast development, a redistribution of facial and body subcutaneous fat, reduction of muscle mass, reduction of body hair (and to a lesser extent, facial hair), change in sweat and odor patterns, and arrest and possible reversal of scalp hair loss. Sexual and gonadal effects include reduction in erectile function, changes in libido, reduced or absent sperm count and ejaculatory fluid, and reduced testicular size. Feminizing hormone therapy also brings about changes in emotional and social functioning.

Masculinizing hormone therapy: The goal of masculinizing hormone therapy is the development of male secondary sex characteristics, and suppression/minimization of female secondary sex characteristics. General effects include the development of facial hair, virilizing changes in voice, a redistribution of facial and body subcutaneous fat, increased muscle mass, increased body hair, change in sweat and odor patterns, frontal and temporal hairline recession, and possibly male pattern baldness. Sexual and gonadal effects include an increase in libido, clitoral growth, vaginal dryness, and cessation of menses.

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