Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming People, Version 7

@article{Coleman2012StandardsOC,
  title={Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming People, Version 7},
  author={Eli Coleman and Walter O. Bockting and M. Botzer and Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis and Griet Decuypere and Jamie L Feldman and Lin Fraser and J Green and Gail Knudson and Walter J. Meyer and Stan Monstrey and Richard K. Adler and G. R. Brown and Aaron Devor and Randall D. Ehrbar and Randi Ettner and Elizabeth C H Eyler and Robert Garofalo and Dan H. Karasic and Arlene Istar Lev and Gal Mayer and Heino F L Meyer-Bahlburg and Barron P Hall and Florian Pfaefflin and Katherine Rachlin and Beatrice Bean E Robinson and Loren Schechter and Vin Tangpricha and Michael A A van Trotsenburg and Anne T. Vitale and Savannah Winter and Stephen Whittle and Kevan R Wylie and Kenneth J. Zucker},
  journal={International Journal of Transgenderism},
  year={2012},
  volume={13},
  pages={165 - 232}
}
ABSTRACT The Standards of Care (SOC) for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People is a publication of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). The overall goal of the SOC is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, in order to maximize their overall health… 

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