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Please note that ALL patients and visitors will be given a surgical face mask on arrival and must wear this whilst in any of our buildings.

11.01.2021 Following the recent announcements regarding Covid lockdown – Please be reassured that we are still providing face to face and virtual services, however we have had to temporarily suspend the Saturday service at Monkgate York.

 

If you need sexual health care, please continue to call our central booking line on 01904 721111 and press option 1.

You will be assessed by our team and one of our nurses will call you to discuss the best way to get you the care you need.

 

Important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

In order to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are offering telephone appointments and postal tests/treatments whenever possible. If you need to be seen in a clinic this can be arranged after you have spoken with a nurse on the phone.

ONLINE SERVICES - free condoms are available via the website for residents of York and North Yorkshire who are most at risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Online testing is also available for those most at risk of STIs or those who have been advised to do a test

If you are 18 and under there are now planned appointments and some same day access slots available, call 01904 721111 or text 07973 775692 to make an appointment (both phones lines are closed on Bank holidays)

Please note that ALL patients, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask or face covering in all NHS buildings.

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Trans

What does this mean?

Trans: an umbrella term used when someone’s gender identity does not match their sex that was assigned at birth. Trans identities can fit within the binary (female or male) or outside of it. There is a whole spectrum of non-binary gender identities.

Non-Binary: someone who does not define as either a man or a woman.

Sexual health

Trans people’s health needs are the same as anyone else’s. Gender identity is different from sexual orientation and Trans people can identify as straight, gay, bisexual, queer or any other sexuality. However, they might have specific health needs in relation to gender dysphoria or gender reassignment, realignment or confirmation.

Your particular needs might be best addressed by transgender health services offered by NHS gender identity clinics. For more information, click here. If you think that this might be a good option for you, talk to your GP because they will be able to make a referral for an assessment.

Transitioning is a very personal experience and there is no “right” way to do it. This may involve surgery, but it doesn’t have to. It can just involve changing your gender expression through the way you look or changing your pronouns. Some Trans people don’t transition at all. Don’t feel pressured into transitioning in a certain way- do what’s right for you. If you’d like to discuss this further, Yorkshire MESMAC can provide 1-2-1 support.

Going to a sexual health clinic can be daunting. Be reassured that Yorsexualhealth will provide you with an inclusive, understanding and friendly service, regardless of your gender identity.

The PrEP Impact trial is also open to Trans people. PrEP is a medication that can prevent you from catching HIV if it’s taken correctly. For more information on the trial, click here https://www.prepimpacttrial.org.uk/. For more information on PrEP, click here.

Useful links and support:

NHS Trans health: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Transhealth/Pages/Transhealthhome.aspx

Yorkshire MESMAC: www.mesmac.co.uk

Generate: https://www.generateyork.org/

Safer sex for trans bodies: https://www.hrc.org/resources/safer-sex-for-trans-bodies

Non binary resources: http://nonbinary.org/

Trans health, Gendered Intelligence: http://cdn0.genderedintelligence.co.uk/2012/11/17/17-14-04-GI-sexual-health-booklet.pdf

THT Trans men’s health guide: http://www.tht.org.uk/~/media/8F7D70D8C3B643109351E3D9A633529A.pdf

THT Trans women’s health guide: http://www.tht.org.uk/~/media/4653AA766E3F4C1286FC515F17146F32.pdf

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