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The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a professional organization devoted to transgender health.

WPATH Mission Statement

As an international multidisciplinary professional Association the mission of WPATH is to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.


WPATH Launches Campaign in Response to Challenge Grant for SOC Translation Fund


WPATH is launching a GoFundMe campaign in a fundraising effort to meet a challenge grant from GIRES. Please watch the video and consider donating and sharing the site with your friends, especially those who may be interested in supporting our efforts. WPATH hopes to raise about $1100.00 more than $10,000.00 to cover the fees for processing the donations, so we strongly encourage people to help us get over both hurdles so we can receive the funding from GIRES and get more translations out there. Thank you for your support!

 

 Check it out: http://www.gofundme.com/bz9e1


 WPATH invites you to join us on our path to Global Education

On August 23rd WPATH formally launched the WPATH Global Education Initiative with a fundraiser held at the JW Marriott in Chicago.  The launch followed a full day of strategic planning by the Development Committee.  The fund raising event was specific to support of the translations of the Standards of Care, V7.

We offer a sincere thank you to those members and non-members who attended and those who have offered financial contributions to support this important initiative.

Aaron Devor
Andrea Martin
Beatrice Robinson
Brandon J. Hill
Carolyn Gallagher
Dan Karasic
David Steinberg
Eli Coleman
Frederic Ettner
Gail Knudson
Griet De Cuypere
Hershel Russell
Ilana Berger
Inga Beta
James King
Jamison Green
Jeffrey Whitman
Jennifer N. Pritzker
John Harrison
John & Donna Kelly
Katherine Rachlin

Lauren Husting
Lin Fraser
Lisa Griffin
Loren S. Schechter
Mark Schoen
Michael Herman
Morgan Ayres
Olivia Danforth
Peter England
Phil Thomas
Randi Ettner
Rebecca Allison
Robin Diane Goldstei
Ron King
Roxanne Cherry
Sara Rook
Scott Leibowitz
Stefan Lucke
Sue O’Sullivan
Vin Tangpricha
Virginia Jones

There is still time to join the efforts and make a donation online – it’s fast and easy- Click Below to support the translations of the Standards of Care, V7:

 

http://www.gofundme.com/bz9e1s

Below is a link to the formal write up by the Windy City Times our event.
http://www. windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/ Global-trans-group-holds- fundraiser/48783.html


Keep WPATH in the Palm of Your Hand!

We are proud to announce the official WPATH Mobile App, available for both Android at Google Play and iOS at the iTunes Store.

View the PDF announcement for more details.


Extended Deadline for Letters of Intent to Host the 2018 WPATH Symposium


We are looking for interested parties to submit proposals to host the 2018 WPATH Biennial Symposium in their city. Deadline is September 11, 2014, at 11:00am GMT-6:00. 

View the announcement (.docx) for full details.



The 24th Biennial WPATH Symposium will be held June 17-21, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands!


We are excited to share with you the official PDF announcement and video. Please keep an eye our Symposium Page as we add new information.


ICD Consensus Process Executive Summary


31 MAY 2013.
CONSENSUS PROCESS Regarding TRANSGENDER and TRANSSEXUAL RELATED DIAGNOSES in ICD-11
Executive Summary PDF. To view click here.


 
Announcement

WHO’s Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN) for the ICD-11: An invitation to lend your expertise in Gender Identity and Sexual Health.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently developing the next version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). Of particular relevance to the WPATH and its members, significant changes in the classification of gender identity and conditions related to sexuality have been proposed for the ICD-11. Given the extent of the changes, WHO will conduct thorough field-testing of the proposals for ICD-11 in order to ensure their acceptability, clinical utility and global applicability.WPATH is assisting WHO in this endeavor. As a WPATH member, you are invited to lend your clinical experience and expertise to the ICD-11 development process by participating in the internet-based field-studies of the proposed diagnostic guidelines. It is vital that WPATH members register to participate so that we, as a community of professionals working in the gender identity field, can provide substantive feedback on the relevant changes to the ICD-11. These changes will directly influence practice with transgender people around the world, so your participation is essential!The first step is to register for the Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN), an international and multilingual network of health professionals that are contributing directly to the ICD revision. The GCPN currently has over 5000 members.To register to participate in the Global Clinical Practice Network, please click on the link below, or paste it into your internet browser: http://kuclas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0MJmvXsAXd18KihYour input is vital, so we encourage you to register and participate in this important project.

Please address any questions or comments to gcpn@who.int
Thank you for your anticipated participation and support.

Sincerely,

Lin Fraser, President, WPATH
Geoffrey M. Reed, Senior Project Officer, Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO


WPATH ICD Consensus Process


In February 2013, WPATH convened an international committee to discuss proposed ICD-11 changes to the diagnoses related to Gender Dysphoria (Gender Identity Disorder in ICD-10). Participants included the full WPATH Board of Directors, representatives of the World Health Organization from Geneva, and clinicians and transgender community members from South America, Africa, and the Middle East.  Work is ongoing, and more detailed reports are forthcoming as discussions progress, but in the meantime, this blog entry from WPATH member Christine Burns of the UK is highly descriptive of our process and the progress to date.  Readers who wish to follow Christine’s blog posts may find them here:
Just Plain Sense 2-18-13.pdf