A Kinder, Gentler Approach to Transgender Care

huffingtonpost.com – Joanne Herman – Transgender advocate and author of “Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not”

The part of the transgender population wishing to transition genders can be subject to some of the most rigorous pre-qualification requirements of any medical procedure. A Boston organization thinks there’s a better way.

The Standards of Care issued by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health are intended only as guidelines. Yet, most providers treat them as requirements, especially those providers who lack extensive experience serving transgender people who are therefore nervous about the whole subject.