[WATCH] 30 persons have used transgender clinic since its opening two months ago

The clinic is served by a number of medical professionals and offers counselling, hormone therapy and surgery advice

The clinic, located in Mtarfa, offers services including counselling, hormone therapy and advice on surgery. (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)
The clinic, located in Mtarfa, offers services including counselling, hormone therapy and advice on surgery. (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)

Thirty persons are making use of a transgender clinic, staffed by a multi-disciplinary team, since its opening in November.

The clinic, located in Mtarfa, offers services including counselling, hormone therapy and advice on surgery to people who identify as trans.

Health Minister Chris Fearne said the clinic was opened with the aim of catering for the unique medical needs which such persons might have and which were previously not being addressed by the public health system.

"Professionals such as endocrinologists, social workers, surgeons, family therapists, nurses, and a speech and language pathologist are available at the clinic to give their advice and services to those who need it," Fearne highlighted.

Anyone entitled to use the public health system in Malta is also offered the necessary free medicine on the Government Formulary List at the clinic.

The clinic was opened on 14 November after the government conducted a public consultation on the needs of trans persons in April to June last year.

A final document on transgender medical care, covering areas such as a strategy for the development or related health services, and gender-affirming healthcare, has also been issued.

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