Transgender Therapy Works

Resources

Standards of Care and alternative links

WPATH Standards of Care  

US Trans Health Priorities: Eliminating Disparities (PDF)

Several activist groups are working together to address trans health needs from a client perspective. One of the most forward-thinking summaries is this one.

Gender Identity Research & Education Society
GIRES is a UK-based group which has been doing excellent work in summarizing current research on medical aspects of transsexualism, and addressing the needs of young trans clients.

Health Law Standards of Care for Transsexualism 
International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy, Inc. is a consumer-friendly alternative to the HBIGDA Standards

Feature: Transgenderism 
Norman Spack, MD at the Harvard Medical School provides an overview of current ethical considerations. Dr. Spack has been a great advocate for treating those who transition early in life. 
This emerging trend holds great promise for a new era of self-determination and personal responsibility regarding our unique health needs.

Useful Links

http://www.lauras-playground.com/ 
This site deals with transgender, transsexual, crossdresser, androgyne, intersexed and transvestites. 

http://www.glnh.org/ 
The GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ 
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. 

http://www.imatyfa.org/ 
TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. 

http://www.wpath.org/Documents2/socv6.pdf 
There are guidlines in place that therapists and surgeons must follow. The Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association's Standards of Care for gender Identity disorders.