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P105 A bespoke sexual health service for transgender people is highly acceptable and meets the broader health needs of this population
  1. Bethan Machado1,
  2. Kate Nambiar1,2,
  3. Tamara Woodroffe2,
  4. Alison Parnell2,
  5. Daniel Richardson1,2
  1. 1Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  2. 2Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK

Abstract

Background/introduction As part of a local health inequalities study Clinic-T was established in the summer of 2012 in partnership with Brighton LGBT Health Inclusion Project and Terence Higgins Trust to meet the sexual health and broader needs of transgender (trans) patients. Services provided include STI testing and treating, contraception advice, post-exposure prophylaxis, and supporting psychological and medical aspects of transitioning.

Aim(s)/objectives To evaluate the current service within Clinic-T, specifically relating to the care and management of trans patients.

Methods Patients attending Clinic-T on 25th November 2015 and 4th February 2016 were asked to complete a fifteen-question satisfaction survey.

Results 14 patients returned surveys. Median age 32 (IQR 25–42). All participants were White British. The self-reported gender identities were: Non-binary 6/14 (43%), Trans - not specified 3/14 (21%), Male (including trans male) 3/14 (21%), and Female 2/14 (14%). 50% of respondents were new patients. 50% of patients had discussed their trans health concerns with their GP: 72% were satisfied with the GP consultation. 11/14 (78%) included sexual health as a reason for attending. 5/11 patients also attended for their general health/psychological issues/hormonal treatment. 7 aspects of patient satisfaction were assessed with all but 1 of those who responded giving the maximum rating. 14/14 recommended the service to family or friends (FFT).

Discussion/conclusion Clinic-T appears to be addressing the needs and expectations of the trans community and scored highly on the FFT. Working in partnership with local charitable organisations underpins working with difficult to reach groups.

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