The course consists of a 2-day specialist training programme educating experienced and knowledgeable electrolysists in transgendered techniques. Consisting of both theory and practical training, all hair including the genital area, is treated. The training not only encompasses practical techniques but is also aimed at improving communication and consultation procedures specifically for transgendered clients.
Gender Dysphoria has come a long way since the internationally renowned father of modern plastic surgery, Sir Harold Gillies; pioneer of sex change surgery performed the first male to female (MTF) operation in 1951. It has been a slow uphill struggle from 1970, when Trans people had no legal rights, through to the 2004 Gender Recognition Act giving the T G community full legal rights .
A significant challenge for a trans person is unwanted hair and finding electrolysists who are willing and trained to assist them . This is where Sterex stepped in back in November 2009 when they launched the only one of its kind first ever Transgender electrolysis course . It was the latest in a growing portfolio of specialist electrolysis subject areas and proved a great success and today 4 years later , with many successful courses and many electrolysists now trained , it goes from strength to strength . Tina Sinclair MBIAE is the Sterex TG consultant who draws on her huge experience in this field to help deliver this high quality course.
The course consists of a 2-day specialist training programme educating experienced and knowledgeable electrolysists in transgendered techniques . Consisting of both theory and practical training, all hair including the genital area, is treated . The training not only encompasses practical techniques but is also aimed at improving communication and consultation procedures specifically for transgendered clients. All delegates receive a Sterex certificate and are entered into the national database.
Elaine Stoddart Sterex Director of Education said “Sterex now have a current and authentic database of trained experienced practitioners in all areas of work in this field that are prepared to treat and support this fast growing sector . We want electrolysists who will embrace the community with dignity, sensitivity, compassion and professionalism all backed up with high skill levels. Come and train with us, learn about the community and how you can help them , whilst ensuring a profitable future for yourself ” .
An insightful and upbeat presentation was delivered by Linzi Healey based on her own personal experiences . Linzi always delivers her talks for Sterex with aplomb, panache, honesty and joy and is inspiring and most of all fun!
Sherrie Tomlinson , Centre Manager of ‘Gender Matters’ , a highly qualified experience speaker who lectures to the NHS, the Police Force and other organisations gave a fascinating, deeply moving, challenging and all encompassing presentation. Gender Matters is a registered charity based in Wolverhampton which provides a comprehensive programme of practical support, counselling, advice and information for anyone with any questions or problems concerning their gender identity, or whose loved ones are struggling with gender identity issues. They are great supporters of Sterex and all we are trying to achieve for the community.