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Sandyford Gender Identity Clinic - Behind the Logo

07 AUG 2017 - 15:37 to 31 AUG 2017 - 15:37

Here at Sandyford, we offer a full gender identity service free to anyone who is concerned about their gender identity or expression of their gender. The Centre is the largest in Scotland for adults and is the only Gender Identity Service for young people in Scotland.

The service primarily assists transgender people to progress through the steps of transitioning to alter their given gender. The service is also available to any person who feels uncomfortable or uncertain about their gender identity whether they wish to change their gender or not.

Sandyford’s Gender Identity Services leaflet provides detailed information about the service, along with information on support groups in Scotland, how to change personal documents and a list of common gender identity terms and what they mean.  A printed copy is available free from Sandyford on request. Anyone can call 0141 211 8137 for a confidential discussion or an initial appointment.

The new Sandyford Gender Identity Clinic logo was developed jointly by clinical staff and service users. The friendly style writing that circles the logo represents the full life cycle of transgender and gender non-conforming patients attending our service. The Scottish Saltire, in addition to being the national flag could be said to speak of identity, liberty, peace and pride. These themes reflect the Clinic’s commitment to providing equal access to gender health care for all Scottish transgender service users. The location of the Glasgow clinic is marked by a rainbow-coloured spot.

Rhoda MacLeod, Head of Sexual Health Services said: “I am delighted with this new logo which provides an essential step forward in the ongoing  development of the gender identity service for young people and adults. This is a very exciting time for the service as it continues to grow in response to the increasing demand from people who are requiring the skills and expertise it can offer and the logo really helps to cement and establish this. A considerable amount of work went into creating the logo and a special thanks must be given to Heather Caldwell, Occupational Therapist who was the inspiration behind the creation of the logo and the consultation process.”