CLASStime: Gender-affirming healthcare

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CLASStime: Gender-affirming healthcare

by Cathy Stephenson, Alex Ker and Rachel Johnson
Gender fluidity

This article, written by Cathy Stephenson, Alex Ker and Rachel Johnson, covers the diverse aspects of providing gender-affirming healthcare for Aotearoa’s transgender and non-binary people, including the use of puberty blockers and hormone therapy, as well as the general principles for pharmacists to be aware of.

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