New Standards of Care for transgender people announced

Update: The new Standards of Care are now available on the WPATH website here.

Today, the World Professional Assocation for Transgender Health (WPATH) released new Standards of Care, which guide health providers on appropriate care for gender transition. Reportedly, the new standards provide greater recognition that transgender people’s paths through gender transition are more diverse, and that helping professionals need to recognize and support transgender people in a more individualized manner. The Standards of Care are being presented at the WPATH Symposium, currently underway in Atlanta, Ga.

The Task Force’s Transgender Civil Rights Project Director Lisa Mottet, and Marsha Botzer, Task Force board member are currently  attending the conference in Atlanta. Botzer served on the Standards of Care Workgroup Committee that revised the new standards. Mottet presents at the WPATH symposium on Monday, with Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality, on the results of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. The Task Force looks forward to integrating the new Standards of Care into our ongoing advocacy efforts for transgender equality.