Do you think the standards of care as proposed by the World Professional Association for Trangender Health are reasonable?
By -- Mar 16, 2022
Yes, in fact the SOC may be the most important development in the history of treating gender dysphoria. Prior to the SOC being written in the late 1970s by HBIGDA (now known as WPATH), surgeries were being performed on demand on kitchen tables by doctors who didn't have the slightest idea what they were doing. No hospital would allow the surgery. Hormone regimens were random and the surgery was about to be declared illegal. The SOC not only legitimized the surgery it provided a clear and workable path for thousands and thousands of others to follow. So are they reasonable? Sure, people handle the SOC with little or no difficulty.