Gender Recognition: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Chair, International Development Committee, Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what provisions he has put in place in the new NHS Gender Identity Services specification for people who define as non-binary .

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The specification is clear that access to the National Health Service-funded pathway of care is dependent on a clinical diagnosis of gender dysphoria by a specialist health team.

The specification recognises and respects diversity in gender identity and its expression.

It recognises that there are other identities than the traditional (binary) identities associated with ‘man’ and ‘woman’, and that gender diverse people with such identities (such as non-binary, trans-feminine, trans-masculine, Genderqueer, non-gender and others), who meet the criteria for access to the NHS pathway of care, must have access to treatment and the interventions described in the specification.

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