Standards of Care

Transgender Standards of Care (7th Version)

WPATH Transgender Standards of Care (version 7) released 2011

(2011) The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has released the 7th version of it’s Transgender Standards of Care. 

for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender
and Gender Nonconforming People

View or Download: Transgender Standards of Care V7


Table of Contents

I. Purpose and Use of the Standards of Care
II. Global Applicability of the Standards of Care
III. The Difference between Gender Nonconformity and Gender Dysphoria
IV. Epidemiologic Considerations
V. Overview of Therapeutic Approaches for Gender Dysphoria
VI. Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria
VII. Mental Health
VIII. Hormone Therapy
IX. Reproductive Health
X. Voice and Communication Therapy
XI. Surgery
XII. Postoperative Care and Follow-Up
XIII. Lifelong Preventive and Primary Care
XIV. Applicability of the Standards of Care to People Living in Institutional Environments
XV. Applicability of the Standards of Care to People With Disorders of Sex Development



A. Glossary
B. Overview of Medical Risks of Hormone Therapy
C. Summary of Criteria for Hormone Therapy and Surgeries
D. Evidence for Clinical Outcomes of Therapeutic Approaches
E. Development Process for the Standards of Care, Version 7

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