Major Trans Medical Association’s Latest Guidelines Scrubbed From Website After Criticism Over Child Sex Changes

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s (WPATH) latest transgender medical guidelines no longer appear to be on the group’s website, with the organization blaming an “internal system issue” for their disappearance.

The organization released its Standards of Care Version 8 (SOC 8) on September 15, 2022, updating its previous version to recommend that gender dysphoria no longer be considered a mental illness, hormones are no longer discouraged for minors under the age of 16 and that doctors need not necessarily perform a mental health screening before administering transgender therapy. As of Tuesday, however, the SOC 8 is no longer on the website, but the 7th version can still be accessed. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Gender Doctor Says Parents Who Oppose Transitioning Their Kid Have ‘Mental Illness’)

Marci Bowers, president of WPATH, later informed members that the website was experiencing an “internal system issue and access is currently limited.” Bowers also noted that a link to SOC 8 could be found on the organization’s homepage.

Bowers previously called the new standards “the most comprehensive set of guidelines ever produced to assist health care professionals around the world in support of transgender and gender diverse adults, adolescents, and children who are taking steps to live their lives authentically” in a press release.

“Health care is a human right. All trans-identified people on this planet deserve the same opportunity to be their true selves and have access to the medically necessary affirming care that allows them to do just that,” Bowers wrote. “The field of transgender medicine is evolving rapidly, responsive foremost to the needs of patients and their families and guided by objectivity, compassion, and consensus. We are thrilled to provide this vital resource to support transgender and gender-diverse people worldwide.”

It appears that the iceberg has been struck and WPATH is now taking on water. I can’t stress enough- in the US it’s all built on WPATH (endocrine, AAP). @LGBT_Courage has a life boat but the time is now.

If you work in pediatric gender medicine: case workers, psychologists,…

— Jamie Reed Whistleblower (@JamieWhistle) March 19, 2024

WPATH’s website also no longer lists Bowers as president of the organization, and instead notes Dr. Ving Tangpricha as the sitting president.

The Daily Caller News Foundation has published several investigative reports on WPATH’s close-door conferences. Dr. Wallace Wong, a psychologist that works with children, said during WPATH’s annual training conference in 2022, just after the new standards were released, that he transitions children as young as three years old.

Another psychologist, Dr. Harriette Wimms, claimed during the same conference that parents who don’t affirm their child’s gender dysphoria have a “mental illness.” The DCNF also gained access to recordinds of Dr. Alex Laungani, a Canadian surgeon, who admitted during his training session on transgender surgeries that “complications can be pretty bad for vaginoplasty.”

WPATH did not immediately respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.

Editor’s note: Following the publication of this article, WPATH posted a link to SOC 8 on its website and blamed a technological error for the removal of the SOC 8 guidelines. This article has since been updated.

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