Ethics and Standards

Ethical Guidelines for Professionals

WPATH provides comprehensive Ethical Guidelines concerning the care of patients with gender identity disorders. The new guidelines, which apply to all WPATH members, were adopted in November, 2000.

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Establishing Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders
WPATH has established internationally accepted Standards of Care (SOC) for the treatment of gender identity disorders. These internationally accepted guidelines are designed to promote the health and welfare of persons with gender identity disorders. The Standards of Care are updated and revised as new scientific information becomes available. To access the latest SOC, 7th Version click here for your very own copy!