Transgender health

All about transgender health and wellbeing

Trans people’s general health needs are the same as anyone else’s. Find out about the common health and wellbeing issues that many trans people experience.

'My trans daughter'

Sharon describes how her 15-year-old daughter Nicki was born in a male body but felt from a very young age that she should have been a girl.

Coming out for transgender people

Telling other people about your gender identity can be difficult as you may not know how they will react.

Dawn's transgender story

Most of the time Dawn, 51, lives as a man using a male name. However, she considers herself to be transgender.

How to find an NHS gender identity clinic

You and your GP may agree that you should see specialists at a gender identity clinic, to consider treatment options. Here's how to find one.

Mental wellbeing and trans people

Trans people are more likely than others to experience mental distress because of the discrimination they face.

Teenagers and gender identity

Like adults, young people can experience a wide range of feelings about their gender identity.

Worried about your child?

If a child seems to be confused about their gender, it's normal for parents to feel puzzled or worried.

'My trans partner'

Jules's partner, Dawn, lives as a man most of the time but has a strong feminine side. Here, Jules describes how she feels about telling people that Dawn is trans.

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Transgender: Ruth's story

Ruth was born in a male body but felt that she was female. She first sought advice from her GP when she was 17. Learn about her hormone treatment and surgery, and how she feels now.

Media last reviewed: 21/01/2013

Next review due: 21/01/2015

Disorders of sex development

What happens when you develop a mix or blend of male and female sexual characteristics

Puberty

Articles and videos all about puberty, including tips to help parents prepare their children, and common Q&As

Is cosmetic surgery right for you?

Ten questions to ask yourself if you're considering cosmetic surgery

Transgender: Jay's story

Jay describes his transition from female to male. He talks about the expert help he received, his relationship with Lani and how he feels now.

All NHS Choices videos

Media last reviewed: 21/01/2013

Next review due: 21/01/2015