Make sure trans patients understand they are accepted in your office and that you will treat them.
Include details in all areas of your practise to reassure transgender patients that they are in a secure setting.
Speak to your transgender patients like you would any patient and be mindful of your body language.
It's acceptable to respectfully inquire if you're not sure how a patient prefers to be addressed. By doing so, you'll also demonstrate that you don't want to assume anything about them or their identity.
Create a policy outlining how your business will respond to offensive language and behaviour.
It's crucial to concentrate on the type of care the patient needs. Limit your inquiries and remarks to those that are pertinent to their treatment.
If a patient has a unique medical experience, use your best judgment about how to proceed
When sharing their gender identity, they should only tell those who need to know in order to offer care and maintain confidentiality.
The only acceptable time to ask about their genital status is if it relates directly to their care.
Continue your knowledge about transgender legal and medical issues, and consider pursuing further formal training about working with transgender patients.