Dear Members,

On behalf of the WPATH Board of Directors (BOD), Standards of Care 8 (SOC8) Chair, Dr. Eli Coleman and Co-Chairs, Dr. Asa Radix and Dr. Jon Arcelus, we are pleased to announce the appointment of the Chapter Leads for the SOC8 Revision Committee. The process to select these individuals was a difficult one in consideration of the breadth and depth of the applications received.

No.

Chapter Name

Chapter Lead(s)

II

Global Applicability of the Standards of Care

Sam Winter

III

Terminology – Diagnostic criteria

Sari Reisner

IV

Epidemiologic Considerations

Michael Goodman

V

Overview of Therapeutic Approaches

Mick van Trotsenburg

VI

New:  The role of Primary Care in Gender Health

Madeline Deutsch

VII

Assessment, Support and Therapeutic Approaches of Children

Amy Tishelman

VIII

NEW:  Assessment, Support and Therapeutic Approaches of Adolescents with Gender Diversity/Dysphoria

Chapter Co-Leads:

Annelou d.c. de Vries; Scott Leibowitz

IX

New: Assessment and Therapeutic Approaches of Non-Binary

Chapter Co-Leads:

Walter Bouman; Joz Motmans

X

New: Assessment of Adults with Gender Diversity/Dysphoria

Christina Richards

XI

New: Mental and Behavioural Health Conditions in Adults

Dan Karasic

XII

Hormone Therapy for Adolescents and Adults

Vin Tangpricha

XIII

New: Sexual Health Across the Lifespan

Timo Nieder

XIV

Reproductive Health for Adolescents and Adults

In Review

XV

Voice and Communication Therapy

Adrienne Hancock

XVI

Surgery Chapter for Adolescents and Adults

Postoperative Care and Follow-Up

Chapter Co-Leads:

Stan Monstrey; Loren Schechter

XVIII

Applicability of the Standards of Care to People Living in Institutional Environments

Chapter Co-Leads:

Randi Ettner; George Brown

XIX

Applicability of the Standards of Care to People with Intersex Conditions

Heino Meyer-Bahlburg

XX

NEW:   Applicability of the Standards of Care to Eunuchs

Tom Johnson

XXI

NEW:  Competency, Training, Education, Ethics

Chapter Co-Leads:

Gail Knudson; Lin Fraser

The next step in this process will involve the Chapter Leads and Co-Leads (where applicable) working with their Coordinator, and fellow Chapter Leads to finalize Workgroup Members including Stakeholders. The suggested candidate list is to be reviewed by the BOD, and the announcement of the final SOC 8 Committee will take place shortly.

In closing, we want to thank the over 150 applicants from 18 countries who put their name forward as an SOC 8 Committee Member. We offer our congratulations to those who were selected as Chapter Leads

Sincerely,

Gail Knudson MD, MEd, FRCPC

WPATH President on behalf of the

WPATH BOD and

Eli Coleman PhD, SOC8 Chair

Asa Radix MD, MSc, SOC8 Co-Chair

Jon Arcelus MD, PhD, SOC8 Co-Chair