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gender affirming

used to refer to behaviours or interventions that allow transgender and gender non-conforming individuals to be supported and recognised by their gender identity.

A very simple example of gender affirming behaviour is respecting a person’s preferred pronouns and their preferred name.

In Queer health, there are gender affirming medical interventions, such as hormone therapy or gender reassignment surgery.

Originally published: 31st December, 2020
Last modified: 31st December, 2020