"Very grateful for everything that has been done"

About: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

(as a friend),

My boyfriend has transitioned gender from female to male. He went to Leeds Gender Identity Clinic as this was the closest one. Despite initial long wait for appointment, they made him feel at ease and spoke to him frankly and succinctly but also sensitively.

Jo booked all his appointments and in the appointments I was present for she was friendly and professional.

He went to a private clinic for his assessment for testosterone due to waiting times but the NHS also had a valuable role and gave support when he needed it, providing advice about various matters including fertility.

My boyfriend has now had a bilateral mastectomy following a referral from the Gender Identity Clinic and is progressing well. He and I are very grateful for everything that has been done for him.

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Response from Andrew Howorth, Head of Patient Experience, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dear AAllen,

Thank you so much for taking the time to contact us, and it is really good to hear that your boyfriend is progressing well and all the different elements of his treatment have worked together.

When people take time out to express their thanks It is always appreciated by staff as we do not always hear what happens to people once they move on with their transition plans, or are well on the path way to recovery.

I will make sure that the staff at the Gender ID service know about your comments.

We wish you and your boy friend every happiness in the future

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