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Transgender Education References and Training Resources

  • These education references and training resources are built on evidence-based practice guidelines and standards of care. 
  • These resources apply to both Direct CareDirect care refers to military hospitals and clinics, also known as “military treatment facilities” and “MTFs.”direct care and Purchased CareThe TRICARE Health Program is often referred to as purchased care. It is the services we “purchase” through the managed care support contracts.purchased care network and non-network TRICARE-authorized providers.

Treatment Guidelines

File Description Date
Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People These guidelines aim to address these disparities by equipping primary care providers and health systems with the tools and knowledge to meet the health care needs of their transgender and gender nonconforming patients. 6/17/2016
Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People The purpose of the guidelines is to assist psychologists in the provision of culturally competent, developmentally appropriate, and trans-affirmative psychological practice with TGNC people. 12/1/2015
Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline This evidence-based guideline was developed to formulate practice guidelines for endocrine treatment of transsexual persons. 4/30/2011

Policies and References

File Description Date
Air Force Policy for In-Service Transition for Airmen Identifying as Transgender This memo establishes specific Air Force policy and provides guidance associated with in-service transition of Airmen identifying as transgender. 10/6/2016
DoDI 1300.28: In-Service Transition for Transgender Service Members This DoDI establishes a construct by which transgender Service members may transition gender while serving; enumerates prerequisites and prescribes procedures for changing a Service member’s gender marker in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS); specifies medical treatment provisions for Active Component (AC) and Reserve Component (RC) transgender Service members; and implements the policies and procedures in Directive-type Memorandum 16-005. 10/1/2016
BUMED Notice 6000: Medical Treatment of Transgender Service Members - Interim Guidance This policy implements the policy established by the Secretary of Defense for in-service transition for transgender Service members in Navy medical treatment facilities. 9/27/2016
Interim AMEDD Guidance for Trangender Medical Care This memo provides interim guidance regarding the medical evaluation and treatment of active duty transgender Service Members. 8/3/2016
Directive Type Memorandum: Military Service of Transgender Service Members This DTM establishes policy, assigns responsibilities and prescribes procedures for the standards for retention, accession, separation, in-service transition and medical coverage for transgender personnel serving in the Military services. 6/30/2016

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