WPATH announces new standards of care for transgender and gender nonconforming people

^ Please click-through to read in full!

Some key revisions:

• Psychotherapy is no longer a requirement to receive hormones and surgery, although it is suggested.

"It used to be a minimum amount of psychotherapy was needed. An assessment is still required but that can be done by the prescribing hormone provider," Bockting explained.

• A number of community health centers in the U.S. have developed protocols for providing hormone therapy based an approach known as the Informed Consent Model. These protocols are consistent with version 7 revisions of WPATH’s standards of care. 

"The SOC are flexible clinical guidelines; they allow for tailoring of interventions to the needs of the individual receiving services and for tailoring of protocols to the approach and setting in which these services are provided," Coleman explained.

"Access is more open and acknowledges transgender care is being provided in community health centers. This certainly makes it easier to access hormones," Bockting added.

• There are now different standards for surgery, as well. For example, a transgender man who wants a hysterectomy no longer has to live one year as a male in order to receive the surgery. Likewise, a transgender woman who wants her testicles removed does not have to live one year as a female. 

For people who want genital reconstructive surgery, however, the standards of care recommend living a year in the role of the gender they are transitioning. 

• Another major change, Bockting explained, is that the standards “allow for a broader spectrum of identities – they are no longer so binary.”

"There is no one way of being transgender and it doesn’t have to mirror the idea of a change of their sex," Bockting explained.

"These standards allow for a gender queer person to have breasts removed without ever taking hormones," he said.


… Now if only CAMH wasn’t my only hope for OHIP coverage.

  1. jazzlights reblogged this from gqid
  2. genderfucked-drummer reblogged this from fyeahtransitioninggqs
  3. awaikanashimi reblogged this from fyeahtransitioninggqs
  4. fyeahtransitioninggqs reblogged this from nonbinary
  5. nonbinary reblogged this from practicalandrogyny and added:
    new broadly nonbinary-friendly Standards...came into force in September. If you’re...
  6. escapefromdadmountain reblogged this from ashareem
  7. ashareem reblogged this from practicalandrogyny and added:
    This is a huge step forward.
  8. davelisterspudge reblogged this from waitingtocollide
  9. prototypeboy reblogged this from gendersexualityromanticidentity
  10. ezrasmagicalbloggingadventure reblogged this from lord-kitschener
  11. felixseestra reblogged this from sixtyoneandfortynine
  12. vangoghsdaughter reblogged this from soulsistalesbo
  13. freakthemighty reblogged this from soulsistalesbo
  14. soulsistalesbo reblogged this from thisiswhereibegan
  15. sixtyoneandfortynine reblogged this from lord-kitschener
  16. waitingtocollide reblogged this from lord-kitschener
  17. theblacksunrising reblogged this from justother
  18. justother reblogged this from veganmudblood
  19. abitharpish reblogged this from womanistgamergirl
  20. womanistgamergirl reblogged this from veganmudblood
  21. veganmudblood reblogged this from nooffswitch
  22. whatgodzillasaidtogod reblogged this from zincfingers
  23. gendersexualityromanticidentity reblogged this from iwaharamovin
  24. caribounose reblogged this from revecroir
  25. flagsasiapacthoughts reblogged this from practicalandrogyny and added:
    It’s refreshing to see more a enligtened perspective after having to argue that rigid masculinity and femininity are...

o hai thar

Please excuse the mess; I'm working on the theme. 🐸

Archive • Answering Machine

Accent theme by
Handsome Code
Heavily modified by