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home > Guidance & Transition > Resources > HBIGDA Standards of Care (01)

  Title Page
I. Introductory Concepts
II. Epidemiological Considerations
III. Diagnostic Nomenclature
IV. The Mental Health Professional
V. Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents
VI. Psychotherapy with Adults
VII. Requirements for Hormone Therapy for Adults
 VIII. Effects of Hormone Therapy in Adults
 IX. The Real-life Experience
X. Surgery
XI. Breast Surgery
XII. Genital Surgery
XIII. Post-Transition Follow-up

The Harry Benjamin International
Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA)

Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders

Committee Members: Walter Meyer III M.D. (Chairperson), Walter O. Bockting Ph.D., Peggy Cohen-Kettenis Ph.D., Eli Coleman Ph.D., Domenico DiCeglie M.D., Holly Devor Ph.D., Louis Gooren M.D., Ph.D., J. Joris Hage M.D., Sheila Kirk M.D., Bram Kuiper Ph.D., Donald Laub M.D., Anne Lawrence M.D., Yvon Menard M.D., Jude Patton PA-C, Leah Schaefer Ed.D., Alice Webb D.H.S., Connie Christine Wheeler Ph.D.

This is the sixth version of the HBIGDA Standards of Care since the original 1979 document. Previous revisions occurred in 1980, 1981, 1990 and 1998.

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