Steps For Enrolment In The Gender Reassignment Programme

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Steps For Enrolment In The Gender Reassignment Programme

  • Discussion with patient to give details of various steps, criteria for selection and steps in surgery, including irreversibility of the surgeries
  • An evaluation by a psychiatrist for a period of 18 months, followed by a second psychiatrist’s opinion
  • If medically permitted and cleared by the psychiatrist, a trial of continuous hormone therapy under the supervision of an endocrinologist for a minimum period of 12 months
  • If an individual has significant medical or mental health issues, they must be reasonably well controlled before enrolment is considered.
  • Documentation of the completion of a minimum of 12 months of successful continuous full-time, real-life experience in the new gender, across a wide range of family and social events
  • Regular psychotherapy during the period of psychiatric evaluation and trial continuous hormone treatment
  • Continuous hormone therapy
  • Evaluation of successful behavioural and medical outcomes
  • Clearance by the hospital ethics committee
  • Clearance for surgery
  • Signing an indemnity bond, informed consent, as required