Standards of care upcoming version 8 and EPATH Language Policy


The Standards of Care (SOC) for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People promote evidence-based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect. The last version of the SOC,... [ view full abstract ]


As the world is rapidly changing, and the trans*world in particular, adaptations and new recommendations are strongly needed on a regular basis. At this moment there are many issues and debates around a number of different... [ view full abstract ]


Part I (70 min):The SOC Revision Committee is eager to be informed through input from WPATH/EPATH members.Part II (20 min):After a short presentation of the Language Policy/Guidelines, an open discussion is proposed for... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

This symposium/workshop/panel will be a forum where, after a short introduction from different experts, everyone will be invited to participate in the discussion. [ view full abstract ]


Part I:This discussion will make the evolutions in the different topics more visible and will be a guide for reworking the SOC.Part II: The discussion on Language will contribute to strategies for using respectful,... [ view full abstract ]


"Listening panels" and feed-back from WPATH/EPATH members, professionals as well as people from the transgender community are needed to develop SOC that reflect new evolutions and are global applicable. The promotion of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Griet Decuypere (Ghent University)
  2. Lin Fraser (Private Practice San Francisco)
  3. Eli Coleman (University of Minnesota - Minneapolis)
  4. Gail Knudson (University of British Columbia)
  5. Amets Suess Schwend (Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada, Spain; CIBER-ESP, Centre for Biomedical Network Research – Epidemiology and Public Health)
  6. Walter Pierre Bouman (Nottingham National Centre for Transgender Health, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Nottingham, United Kingdom /)
  7. Joz Motmans (Ghent University Hospital, Center for Sexology and Gender)
  8. Adam Smiley (Health Officer, Transgender Europe, TGEU, Berlin)

Topic Area

Topics: Other suggestion


MW-1A » SOC8 and EPATH Language Policy (14:00 - Friday, 7th April, Pacific)

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