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.
Keep WPATH in the Palm of Your Hand!
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Open Call 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 August 28, 2014, at 11:00am GMT-6:00.
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The 24th Biennial WPATH Symposium will be held June 17-21, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands!
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.
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_0MJmvXsAXd18Kih
Your input is vital, so we encourage you to register and participate in this important project.
Please address any questions or comments to email@example.com
Thank you for your anticipated participation and support.
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: