Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming People: An Introduction

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the Standards of Care (SOC) of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. The chapter describes the underlying principles of the SOC and highlights key issues which the clinician faces in providing the best possible care. The basic competencies for clinicians are described as well as the criteria for hormonal and surgical treatment. This chapter is a useful introduction and summary of essential elements of the SOC. Health professionals can use the SOC to help patients consider the full range of health services open to them, in accordance with their clinical needs and goals for gender expression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Gender-Specific Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationGender in the Genomic Era: Third Edition
PublisherElsevier
Pages69-75
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780128035061
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2017

Keywords

  • Gender dysphoria
  • Genderqueer
  • Standards of care
  • Transgender
  • Transsexual

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    Coleman, E. (2017). Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming People: An Introduction. In Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine: Gender in the Genomic Era: Third Edition (pp. 69-75). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803506-1.00058-9