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Supporting young people's sexual health

Gender identity clinic

Gender identity is the gender you feel fits with who you are.

The Chalmers Gender Identity Clinic


The gender identity clinic is in Edinburgh and is for anyone aged 17 or over who lives in the NHS Lothian, Borders or Fife areas.

If this is a service you would like to access, get a referral from your GP.

The clinic will work in partnership with your GP throughout your contact with them, to make sure you are well supported.

There is a high demand for this service and the clinic is working hard to improve their waiting times. Get more information on waiting times.

Here is a list of organisations who can give you advice, support and information.

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A short film about Chalmers GIC has been created


It provides information, advice, and support to people who access the Gender Identity Clinic.

The film follows three characters, all at different stages of their journey. It was created with the trans community, and although the stories are fictional, they are based on the experiences of people who attend the clinic.

Download the fact sheet that goes along with the film.

Gender Service at Sandyford


If you are under 17 you can access the Gender service at Sandyford in Glasgow.

The Gender service offers confidential support and advice to young people, and to the significant adults in their life. If you are a young person or a parent of a young person who wishes to register with the service you can email them at: youngpeoplegender.sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.

Please do read the information you need to send when making a referral here.

Download their young people’s gender service booklet.


Get support

If you are 13-25 years, identify as transgender, or are exploring or questioning your gender identity, support is available.

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