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Over 5500 potentially relevant journal articles are read every year. To accomplish this him or herself, a clinician would have to read 15 articles each and every day every year … If the clinician only managed to read two articles every day, after two years, the clinician would have to have a 10-year backlog. After 20 years, the backlog would take over 100 years to read!
A series of Guides to help
individuals and professionals have been created by the Department of Health (UK)
The following library is drawn from evidence-based practice on transgender care and includes links to systematic reviews, Government Guidance for professionals and local authorities. This library also includes unpublished research data, guides, views and opinions based on Transgender Zone longitudinal and informal research. If you would like to add your own data please visit our forums.
We felt that it was essential that all these nuggets of useful information were available in simple lists.
Below is an A-Z list that links deeper within the library pages.
To search you press the letter that you feel most associates with your query, if you wanted to search for ‘phalloplasty’ you would obviously select ‘P’.
You will then be taken to another index page similar to this which features subcategories that further narrows down your search, and finally you click one of them to reach the article you desire to read or research.
The 3-stage search
This works better than a general search (top of the page), as a search like this calls up many tens of thousands of pages that are dotted all over our site, as a result you may end up with an unrelated user post that contains the term ‘phalloplasty’ in the forums rather than an academic article on the subject you are looking for.
Click the menu, select, then scan the A-Z Index. Remember some have multiple entries. Example, ‘Grayson Perry’ can be found under ‘Perry, G’ and ‘Turner Prize’. Then when you find the article select either Abstract, PDF or Full Text. Sometimes the simplest way is the best way.
This icon points to photos of surgery and results. This may lead to a ‘content restriction‘ page with details on how to access them.
Some pages have media links shown as . These videos are archives and some where done sometime ago (long before Youtube etc). They will require Real Player to play them. However if you do not have Real Player fear not you can down load a simple codec to play it free here.
All our .pdf files will be automatically loaded into Google Docs Viewer, if you want to see them full page simply click the top right of the viewer but you can scan them without doing this within the page. Important! If you do not see the embedded .PDF Viewer on pages that should include a .PDF file refresh the page once and it should appear.
Most people are aware of that now and have the free reader already installed. However if you do not you can download it free from Adobe here – you can also load them into Google Chrome Browser by right clicking them and select ‘Open With’ Google Chrome.
Search thousands of articles on transgender issues in our library or jump straight to the categories.