WPATH is an international organization which focuses on global issues in transgender health. More local advocacy and policy can often be best accomplished by WPATH-affiliated regional associations. Each PATH has the advantage of WPATH affiliation while being able to focus activity and advocacy on the issues most important to that part of the world.

All US members of WPATH will automatically be members of USPATH. USPATH will be a nonprofit organization and will form when a Board of Directors is elected by the US members of WPATH. Then that board will solidify bylaws, organize committees, and conduct business under the WPATH umbrella.
 

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USPATH Winter 2021 Board Election Results

On behalf of the USPATH Board of Directors, we want to thank all the outstanding candidates for putting their names forward to run for USPATH Board Member-at-Large and for their willingness to serve USPATH.
We are pleased to announce the following members have been elected to the USPATH Board. They will begin their 2-year terms at the April meeting of the Board. Please take a moment to congratulate your fellow colleagues and USPATH members.
 
·       Caroline Davidge-Pitts, MBBCH
Endocrinology; Rochester, MN
·       Lisa Griffin, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Richmond, VA
·       Courtney Ridley, MD, FACOG
OBGYN; Crescent City, CA
·       Carl Streed Jr., MD, MPH, FACP
Internal Medicine; Boston, MA
 
 
 

May 4, 2022

President's Newsletter

. . . USPATH recently released a detailed Position Statement including line-by-line scientific rebuttals to the harmful and disappointing policy from the Florida Department of Health, which builds upon harmful actions in Texas and Arkansas. . .

 

April 22, 2022

USPATH Position Statement on Legislative and Executive Actions Regarding the Medical Care of Transgender Youth

The US Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) believes that decision making regarding the use of hormone therapy or puberty blocking medicine in transgender adolescents should involve physicians, psychologists, and other health personnel, parents or guardians, adolescents, and other community stakeholders identified on a case-by-case basis. Decision making should be informed by current guidelines from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and the Endocrine Society.  This standard of care has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs.

USPATH opposes recent efforts in several states to restrict parental rights and direct the practice of medicine through legislative or executive action. These efforts lack scientific merit, and in...click here for the full statement.

 

April 21, 2022

WPATH/USPATH Denounce Florida Department of Health for Harmful Guidelines Targeting Trans Youth

 
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) denounce guidance from the Florida Department of Health aimed at stopping medically necessary health care for transgender youth. The Florida guidelines were issued in response to a fact sheet on gender-affirming care put forth by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
 
“Florida’s Health Department should be looking out for the interests of trans youth instead of misrepresenting the science on how to care for them. This so-called guidance is dangerous and will contribute to putting Florida’s trans youth population, their families, and their care providers in harm’s way. It is shameful to see yet another attack from a state that is laser-focused on targeting trans and LGBQ people for political gain.”
 
Visit https://www.wpath.org/policies to view our public documents.
 
Visit https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wijt20 to view the International Journal of Transgender Health with open access to our editorials.

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To view and download the statement, click here.

 

March 31, 2022

President's Newsletter

USPATH letter regarding International Transgender Day Of Visibility. I write you today on this International Transgender Day Of Visibility. A day where trans, non-binary, and gender expansive people, including myself, celebrate our identities, accomplishments, and achievements, while at the same time highlighting the struggles and discrimination we face in our daily lives.  . . .

 

February 24, 2022

USPATH Statement regarding TX Gov. Abbott attempt to label treatment as child abuse. "The United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) is strongly opposed to Gov. Greg Abbott and the State of Texas' intention to identify gender affirming care for trans and gender diverse youth as "child abuse", (click here for full statement)

 

January 21, 2022

President's Newsletter

USPATH letter regarding first month of 2022. . .I am thinking about the intersection between possibility and uncertainty. At a societal level, we’re in yet the next round of covid whiplash, as the omicron variant runs wild in our communities and schools . . .

 
 

October 12, 2021

USPATH and WPATH Letter to Members - Appropriate Care for Trans(gender) and Gender Diverse Youth

September 30, 2021

Letter to WPATH Members residing in Australia

 

March 17, 2021

USPATH Statement on the Surge of Anti-Trans Legislation Occurring Within the US

The United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) strongly opposes the recent wave of legislation seeking to criminalize health care for young people who are transgender. This legislation prevents young people from accessing life-saving services. Currently 25 states have at least one of these bills moving through the legislature or have already been signed by their governor. These bills are based on misinformation and would cause great harm to transgender young people.

The preponderance of scientific evidence indicates that gender affirming healthcare can greatly help transgender people. Further, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care provide widely accepted guidelines for health care professionals to work with young people and their families. The guidelines are a conservative document that supports all children in exploring their gender and offers team-based approaches to determine the best course of action for each child.   

Proposed anti-transgender legislation threatens health care providers with risk for fines, loss of license to practice, and imprisonment. Most importantly, these laws will prevent young people from receiving beneficial, often life-saving services, that have strong evidence of success and are supported by mainstream healthcare professional associations including the American Medical Association, Endocrine Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Psychological Association.

USPATH calls on all people to oppose bills that will not only punish physicians, psychologists, and others providing evidence-based care to young transgender people but will also further threaten their health and well-being. These legislative actions will keep young transgender people, who are experiencing great distress due to discrimination and prejudice because they are transgender, from accessing help from expert medical and mental health providers at the exact time they desperately need professional care and support.

USPATH also calls on our members to educate their communities on the need for gender affirming care to not only help all transgender people thrive but prevent the devastating consequences that come from denying life-saving care.

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June 22, 2020

USPATH Responds to the Supreme Court Ruling on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 

USPATH hails the June 15, 2020, 6-3 Supreme Court Ruling establishing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects transgender and other LGBQ people from employment discrimination.  The opinion, written by Justice Gorsuch, states:

In Title VII, Congress adopted broad language making it illegal for an employer to rely on an employee’s sex when deciding to fire that employee. We do not hesitate to recognize today a necessary consequence of that legislative choice: An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.

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June 18, 2020

USPATH, WPATH, EPATH Statement: Black Lives Matter - A Call to Action

USPATH, WPATH and EPATH stand in solidarity with those protesting the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, and many other people of color who lost their lives needlessly from police violence. These names are just a few among countless who have lost their lives. We say their names to remember their lives and see their deaths as unacceptable acts of racist violence, contrary to our values. We demand that those responsible be held fully accountable for their actions.

People of color around the globe are rising up to have their voices heard, because they are disproportionately singled out for violence at the hands of law enforcement as well as experiencing systematic racism within all societal institutions. In these circumstances, we urge all our members to publicly condemn actions that harm and dehumanize people of color.  

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6/17/2020

USPATH STATEMENT ON rule 1557 of the affordable care act

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8/27/2019

USPATH Board SENDS LETTER TO SURGEON GENERAL REgarding TRANSGENDER YOUTH CARE

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10/23/18

USPATH Board Responds to Federal Effort to Redefine Gender

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7/27/18

Welcome Newly Elected USPATH Board Members

On behalf of the USPATH Officers, we want to thank you for voting in the USPATH Board Elections and thank all of the outstanding candidates for putting their names forward to run for the USPATH Board Member positions and for their willingness to serve USPATH. 

Board member Election Results

 

 

The members of the USPATH Taskforce along with the newly elected USPATH officers are pleased to invite nominations for the Board of Directors (BOD) of The United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH). Candidates must be full members of WPATH who reside in the United States.

USPATH becomes a legal entity when elections are held, and the organization is incorporated. A Steering Committee was formed to get the organization off the ground, but the members of the Steering Committee will step down once all the USPATH Board of Directors are in place. The Steering Committee has been hard at work to establish an open election process, criteria for nominations, and newly-drafted bylaws for USPATH, which the new board may choose to adopt as they move forward. Thank you for your participation in creating this new organization!

USPATH Officer Election Results

 

USPATH Board of Directors – Director-at-Large – Ballot

 

 

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