WPATH: bring back gatekeeping to stop my transgender contagion before it’s too late

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The solution: The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) needs to revise its Standards of Care (Version 7) to return to a modernised gatekeeping model (based on the previous two versions) for healthcare professionals to use to treat gender dysphoria in both adults and children safely.

Gender dysphoria is complicated, especially in children, and therefore requires prudent management. The current 'informed consent' model, based on Standards of Care Version 7 (SOC7), is not prudent. If the SOC does not change, it will continue to fuel harmful phenomena such as rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD).

Given that there has been an unwillingness in mainstream academia to research ROGD, the SOC must acknowledge the dangerous unknowns of ROGD. Accordingly, the SOC must be revised to return to a modernised gatekeeping model (based on the previous two versions). It's not too late to avert the tragic consequences of SOC7.

The problem: as outlined in an essay published in Quillette by Libby DownUnder:

"I’m a transsexual woman in my thirties who transitioned in my early twenties, and I wish I could have done so earlier. Even so, I am wary of today’s Brave New World of transgender activism in which important safeguards of transition are under attack and any counter opinion, even if made by a trans woman such as myself, are labelled as an attack on trans rights. At first it was easier for me to not ruffle the trans activists’ feathers, but my conscience got the better of me, and now I am continuing to speak up in order to help those who deserve better in their own journey of transition."

The rest of the article can be read at https://quillette.com/2018/07/31/why-trans-kids-need-gatekeepers/.

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