We will write again in due course with details of the first appointment. Options for 17 year olds are therefore slightly different from those for people who are either younger or older.If you are considering referring a 17 year old to a gender identity service, there are broadly speaking two options available: Some young people prefer to be referred directly to adult services where possible.
She added: 'If you're not eating eggs, then you can't have cookies or cake from regular bakeries, which can become a problem when that's all you want to eat.'I actually wanted eggs at the beginning and then they grossed me out after a while.'Oscar-winner Natalie, 29, added that she doesn't yet know the sex of her unborn baby.
We have a multidisciplinary staff, with experts in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, social work, psychotherapy, family therapy and paediatric endocrinology.
However, we sometimes need to request more information from referrers if there is little detail given about the child or young person's gender development.
This is to clarify that we are the most appropriate service.
Similarly, we are unlikely to be the right service for someone experiencing difficulties with their sexual orientation (i.e.
who they are attracted to) but who are comfortable with the gender they were assigned at birth.Occasionally, we receive referrals which appear to be related specific to sexual orientation rather than gender identity.We are unable to accept referrals if the concerns relate solely to distress about sexual orientation where there is no evidence of concerns around gender identity development. If there is evidence of risk, we need to make sure plans are in place to manage this risk through local services.Children and young people who have disorders of sex development or intersex conditions and other endocrine conditions may be referred if there are associated concerns with gender identity development.If not, other services are available which local services can refer to.Read more about our information for parents who are worried that their child may harm themselves.