Information for Patients:
Therapists, Health Care Providers, and Lawyers Recommended by Spectrum Members
(PDF) Updated March 2009
Outlines a code of professional conduct for members of the
Harry Benjamin International Gender
Protocols for Hormonal Reassignment of
Provided by the
Clinic of Tom Waddell Health Center in San Francisco.
MTF Prevention Needs Factsheet (PDF)
Prepared by Joanne Keatley, MSW and Kristen Clements-Nolle,
MPH of the UCSF Center for AIDS
Prevention Studies and the San
Francisco Department of Public Health.
A basic factsheet for patients, prepared by Columbia University's
Center for Psychoanalytic
Training and Research.
Trans People and Access to Services:
Overview of U.S. Trans Health Priorities
A report from the National Coalition
for LGBT Health, published in August 2004.
Crossing to Safety: Transgender Health and
The June 2002 issue of
a publication of the National Health Care
for the Homeless Council.
Transition/Crossdressing Services in BC
Results of a 2003 survey conducted in British Columbia.
The Cost of
Transgender Health Benefits
Written by Mary Ann Horton, PhD, this paper examines the cost of Transgender
Health Benefits for U.S. residents.
The Transgendered Patient: A
Practitioner's Guide (PDF)
Lecture notes from "Transgender Issues in Medicine and
Psychiatry," presented at the
University at Buffalo School of Medicine on February 20, 2003 by Melanie
Spritz, D.O., associate professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the
Columbia University College
of Physicians and Surgeons.
Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for
A Guide for Health Care Providers
Written by R. Nick
Gorton, MD, Jamie Buth, MD, and Dean Spade, Esq.
Holding Up A
Mirror: In the Therapy Room with a Trans Therapist and Her Trans Clients
Dr. Melanie Spritz writes about times when her shared experience as a trans
person helps her clients, and how it can also complicate the therapy.
Insubordination Versus Identity: Challenges of a Transsexual Psychiatry
Autobiographical essay by Dr. Spritz on her experiences as the first
transsexual physician to undergo medical residency training "out of the
closet" in the United States.
Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association Standards of Care