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Allie Jayne:
I just got onto this, but the comment period finishes January 16th! If you have time, please look through the suggested Standards and comment! Please note I had to post this over 2 posts due to it's size, so please look at the second post for links.

Hugs,

Allie

From WPATH

Dear All:
On behalf of the Standards of Care Version 8 Committee, we are pleased to present the DRAFT Version on the Standards of Care Version 8, now available through Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 11:59pm eastern time, for public comment.
Please note that this document is WPATH property and is being disseminated for public comment only, it is not to be copied or distributed. The final document will include an introduction, methodology section, several appendices, and supplementary information.
More information is available on the SOC8 revision process on the WPATH website at https://www.wpath.org/soc8. Your comments will be reviewed to shape the SOC8.
Please note that all statements have been developed based on the available literature and clinical expertise. Once developed they have been approved by every member (120+) of the SOC8 (approval required 75% acceptance rate).
While statements likely cannot be changed, there is more opportunity to make edits to the explications of the statements.
Please include any comments to the draft of the SOC8 in general or to the statements and these will be carefully considered.

Allie Jayne:
Part 2 of Post

From WPATH


Please note that the titles of each chapter have not been finalised. By clicking the links below, you will be taken to the survey for each chapter, within the preamble of each survey is the link to the draft version of that chapter. Return to this document to review other chapters and follow the same process.
Chapter Name and the Survey Monkey Links:
Adolescent https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/85PD33R
Assessment https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LQL3528
Child https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RPSP59G
Education https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KWYYQSR
Epidemiology https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WH9Q2GR
Ethics https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5FV262F
Eunuch https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LK7T2MZ
Global https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KQZZHXL
Hormone Therapy https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LKSSGJZ
Institutions https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LLCTGHK
Intersex https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WYJB9L6
Mental Health https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6ZTH5VK
Nonbinary https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KFTQ9YM
Primary Care https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3LS8GJ9
Reproductive Health https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/85NBN57
Sexual Health https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KF7PK9N
Surgery https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LSMPJRR
Terminology https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RBKLRWL
Voice https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5FWYJLF
It is very important to understand how your comments relate to specific statements, please be sure your comments relate to the statement. Of course, there is no need to make comments for every single chapter and statement.
Finally, it is important to know that reference style, grammatical and spelling issues will be corrected/reviewed as the last stage before publication by an independent editor, hence there is no need to add comments regarding grammar, spelling or related to reference style.
We look forward to receiving your comments and finishing the Standards of Care Version 8. Please note that we may not be able to respond individually to each comment but will try our best to consider each comment carefully.
We look forward to reviewing your comments received by Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 11:59pm eastern time. Kind regards, Eli Coleman (Chair) Asa Radix (Co-Chair) Jon Arcelus (Co-Chair)

Please Note: Dear All:
On behalf of the Standards of Care Version 8 Committee, we are pleased to present the DRAFT Version on the Standards of Care Version 8, now available through Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 11:59pm GMT, for public comment.

Rakel:
Thank you Allie.

While I agree with much of WPATH recommenmdations, I did make a few comments in their survey concerning HRT. I am interested to see what will become of my comments.

The links you provided lead to very detailed concerns. It is a lot of reading, but we need to clearly define the medical treatment many of us despiritely need.

Allie Jayne:
Thank you for taking the time to review and comment Rakel! I am a bit annoyed that something so important to us all wasn’t promoted among the community early enough to give more people the time to review and comment, after all, these are basically the rules which govern our treatments for the next few years!

I know it’s late, but as this is a chance to have your say in how you are treated, I urge everyone to look at the specific standard which affects you, and comment!

Hugs,

Allie

JamieH:
I have a lot of reading to do.  So far it's disappointing to see that they don't really take a firm stance of the "medical necessity" of certain procedures.  Insurance companies have so much wiggle room to get out of paying.  I know my insurance pays for top and bottom surgery but literally everything else is considered "cosmetic".  My insurance company claims to follow WPATH guidelines, so if WPATH would take a very firm stance that, at least on a case-by-case basis, other procedures like hair removal, FFS, body sculpting ARE medically necessary if prescribed by a doctor, maybe more trans people could get their obviously necessary treatments paid for.

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