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Honestly, I don't expect I'm likely to do any better than GIRES' collection of recommended reading. It's UK-focussed, to be sure, and it's updated sporadically likewise, but - GIRES are folk I trust. I'm sorry this is such a "filler" post, but it really is the best I can think of to suggest: most of my reading is focussed much more on sociology than on actual care, and most of my contact with medical textbooks is via medic friends going "URGH ISN'T THIS DREADFUL".

However! If any of you, o my beloved readers, have suggestions, I would be delighted if you shared them!

ETA though, actually, this brings up a wider point, which is: a huge part of my value, as I perceive it, is tied up in that I know who to ask. Want an expert opinion on preeeeeeetty much anything, and I'll be able to call in a favour or two. I sometimes struggle to remember that this is actually unusual and is something I've specifically cultivated, am specifically good at, and that being able to match up questions and answers like this is genuinely useful, because - otherwise I mostly end up flailing around rather and going but I'm a jack of all trades and master of none, why would anyone even bother with me, which... yeah. So! There's a thing.

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Date: 2013-12-24 09:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jelazakazone
You are a Librarian! (connecting people with information) <3

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Date: 2013-12-24 09:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jelazakazone

I hoped you might like that! My sister is a librarian and has made me aware that I might be a Librarian, although I'm not "trained". :D Hrm, now I'm thinking I should have a librarian icon to use for geeky moments rather than the Tesla Coil Hat Boy. :D

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Date: 2013-12-24 10:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] forestofglory
I'm sorry. I didn't mean for this to be a difficult question. (I wasn't looking for a text books so much as books you wished medical professionals read before treating trans-people. I guess I failed at explaining. I really didn't want to be difficult. )

Thank you for the link.

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Date: 2013-12-24 11:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pipisafoat
it's a thing I value a lot about you! ♥

eta: I have a much, much longer list of "do not under any circumstances read or at least dump a whole shaker of salt on it before believing" books than I do recs. and I strongly believe that, once the 101 stuff is out of the way, the number one most useful thing is not to read more books; it is to talk to your patient. or talk to the family and friends, if the patient is not able to communicate effectively. you can read ten thousand textbooks and then meet a person who has experiences that were in none of those books. and until you ask, how do you know what experiences they've had, what names and pronouns and approaches and discussions they prefer, what advice to apply?
Edited Date: 2013-12-24 11:59 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2013-12-25 02:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silveradept
Knowing who the right people are is a lovely and useful skill. Very much in the Librarian's domain. And the "knows enough to get other people started" is pretty much what the Librarians do, If you're able to be polite to people who think you are antiquated and should be replaced, then you probably could go get certified.

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