The Scottish Transgender Alliance (STA) provides information to support transgender
people in understanding and accessing their human rights. The organisation also
aims to improve the lives and experiences of all transgender people living in Scotland.
Visit the STA downloads page to access a Gender Identity booklet and research findings
of transgender people living in Scotland.
Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) and the Department of Health
GIRES has prepared three publications for the Department of Health (DOH) to help
trans people. The first two are available in printed form; instructions for ordering
are on the back cover. GIRES has also produced other guides covering surgery options
and trans service users' rights regarding medical care as well as separate guides
to surgery for trans women. There are two other DOH documents, one a guide for NHS
managers, the other a guide for trans people,
Trans Women report into the access for NHS Gender Reassignment services
Edinburgh Trans Women assisted an Engender project called “Equality Counting”. An
Engender group was formed from trans women organisations and called “Women Thinking
Trans Issues.” The group identified the unequal provision of gender reassignment
services across NHS health boards. The group conducted a survey of trans women about
their experiences and also interviewed health boards about Equality Impact Assessments.
The results are a report which reveals that gender reassignment services are a postcode
lottery for trans women.