Ethical Guidelines for Professionals


WPATH provides comprehensive Ethical Guidelines concerning the care of individuals with gender dysphoria. The new guidelines, which apply to all WPATH members, were adopted in August 2016.

Click here for the Ethical Guidelines for members of WPATH 

Establishing Standards of Care 

WPATH has established internationally accepted Standards of Care (SOC) for the treatment of individuals with gender dysphoria.  These internationally accepted guidelines are designed to promote the health and welfare of transgender, transsexual and gender variant  persons in all cultural settings. The Standards of Care are updated and revised as new scientific information becomes available. 

Click here for the Standards of Care, Version 7


Click here for the WPATH Code of Conduct
(regarding attendance and participation in scientific and educational meetings)

Click here for the WPATH Language Policy
(regarding usage in IJT and editorial policies)

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