Primary Care Responsibilities in Prescribing and Monitoring Hormone Therapy for Transgender and Non-Binary Adults

Transgender and non-binary people will spend a relatively short time under the care of a specialist Gender Identity Clinic. General Practitioners therefore have an important role in the ongoing care of patients when they no longer have a need for specialised gender identity services. The prescribing and monitoring of hormone therapy can be carried out safely in primary care without specialist input, though Gender Identity Clinics are encouraged to provide support to individual General Practitioners when this is requested.