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Trans* and health care

A workshop with Emy Fem

Emy Fem is a femme-identified performer, activist, and workshop facilitator with a transitioning transgendered body. She explores the topics of body, sexuality and gender from a range of different perspectives. Emy Fem uses different workshops and performance events to explore these topics in the context of different countries and settings, including health care, advisory structures, social work, and different political contexts. 


Trans* terminology [German]

Trans*, Inter*Queer  e. V. (TrIQ) is a Berlin-based society run by and for people who identify as transgender, intersex, or queer.

For advice, please contact the Trans*Inter* Advisory Service for Berlin, email

“The discrimination of LGBTI people breaks down social structures” – an interview with Ise Bosch on the launch of the study “Just head-banging won't work”  
How do organizations which work to further the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or intersex (LGBTI) people in the southern and eastern regions of the globe use their strategies to fight discrimination which is entrenched in social structures? How do their efforts tie in with the international debate on human rights? And how can international donors and funders support these efforts without exposing themselves to accusations of imposing western values? Our new study “Just head-banging won't work” aims to provide answers to these and many other questions.
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In Germany, openly gay senior managers are few and far between.

Germany certainly has a shortage of well-known and highly visible LGBTI people in senior management positions. In contrast to the United States, where Apple's CEO Tim Cook is happy to use his own homosexuality as a marketing opportunity, German companies display far more reticence. However, these high-level LGBTI bosses do exist...                          Study: Diversity under scrutiny (2015) [German]... More information

New study 2015: LGBTI Diversity Management [German] – companies still fail to meet requirements.


Remarkable Diversity – Homosexuality and Diversity Management [German].

Summary report of results: 'Zusammenfassung und Aufschlüsselung einiger Ergebnisse der Studie', by Dr. Thoma Köller, Goethe University Frankfurt; Vienna University of Economics and Business 2010

Transgender-experienced psychotherapists in Berlin

Dr. med Renate Försterling (Psychotherapeut_in, Gutachter_in)
 Berliner Str. 9
 10715 Berlin
 Tel.: +49 30 - 23 63 08 87
 Fax.:+49 30 - 23 63 08 86
 eMail: info [at]


Dr. Sieglinde Bast (Psychotherapeut_in)
 Praxis S. Bast
 Erkstr. 3
 12043 Berlin
 Tel.: +49 30 - 687 43 88
 Fax.:+49 30 - 680 87 112


Dipl.-Psych. Wolfgang Baer

 Dipl.-Psych. Peter Keins (private Psychotherapie) 
 Psychologischer Psychotherapeut
 Bötzowstraße 63
 10407 Berlin
 Tel. +49 30 50159029
 (Monday to Thursday 12:00 am to 01:00 pm
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Interdisciplinary Services for Transgender Children and Adolescents

This interdisciplinary clinic, which is run by Charité's Social Pediatrics Center (SPZ) provides specialist advice and support for transgender children/adolescents and their families. Clinics are delivered through a multidisciplinary team of specialists from psychology, psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, child and adolescent psychotherapy, and pediatric endocrinology, and offer detailed diagnostics and advice.   

This multidisciplinary approach ensures that the patient's situation is addressed in all its complexity, and that support can take account of all developmental processes and stages. The aim is to find individualized solutions, which will help children and adolescents feel as safe and supported as possible. For more information, please refer to this information leaflet. 

Charité's 'Diversity In Action' Network invites all staff and students to its 2016/17 series of presentations and workshops on transsexuality and intersexuality in health care: "Trans*- und Intersexualität im Gesundheitssystem".

At the initial event on 25 November 2016, Dr. med. Annette Gueldenring provided a comprehensive perspective on 'Stigma trans* Gesundheitsversorgung zwischen Defizit und Bedarfen [The transgender experience of health care – between deficits and needs]’
Powerpoint presentation.

Alex Gastl provided an enriching talk on overcoming cognitive biases in medical decisions (Kognitiver Blick auf Körper und Geschlecht), and useful examples on how to apply theory in practice. Powerpoint presentation