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[Perspectives] Sam Winter and Kevan Wylie: pioneers in transgender health

Sam Winter clearly recalls the first time he became aware of the health needs of transgender people. “When working in Hong Kong I met a young person who had recently self-identified as a trans girl. She had been thrown out of the family home by her parents, and could not find a job because of her male ID card. She started to use drugs and developed mental health problems. I knew then that I had to change my life to do something to help. I saw the potential of being able to make a big difference in a new and specialised area”, he says.