Good Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Gender Dysphoria

@article{Wylie2014GoodPG,
  title={Good Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Gender Dysphoria},
  author={Kevan R Wylie and James Barrett and Mitchell J Besser and Walter Pierre Bouman and Michelle Bridgman and A. Clayton and Richard Green and Mark R. Hamilton and Melissa Hines and Gabriel Ivbijaro and Deenesh Khoosal and Alexandria T. Lawrence and Penny Lenihan and Del Loewenthal and David J Ralph and Terry Reed and John Stevens and Tim Terry and Ben Thom and Jane Thornton and Dominic Walsh and David Ward and Eli Coleman and Domenico di Ceglie and E. Martin and Philip J. McGarry and Andrew G Messenger and Russell Reid and Su Sethi and Paul Sutcliffe and Daniel Wilson and Susan V Carr and Dai Davies and Tracey Dean and Michelle C. Ellis and Brian Ferguson and Darren C Skinner and Vicky Williams and Susan Brechin and James V. Lucey and M Rathbone},
  journal={Sexual and Relationship Therapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={154 - 214}
}
The Good Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Gender Dysphoria is a publication of the Intercollegiate Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The overall goal of the Good Practice Guidelines is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, in order to maximize their overall health… 

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