2.2 Gender: Pronouns

Pronouns are an important way of respecting someone’s gender identity. A person’s appearance doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the pronouns they use.

When someone is referred to with the wrong pronoun, it can make them feel disrespected, invalidated, dismissed, alienated or it might trigger gender dysphoria. Respecting someone’s pronouns is key to creating a safe and inclusive environment for trans and gender diverse people. Consider the following scenario:

Ray Stowe is a 19 year old person who has presented to their GP for a cough”

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