WEBTREATS: Transgender Health

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites.  This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a  site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning. 

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Accord Alliance: (formerly Intersex Society of North America)
Accord Alliance's mission is to promote comprehensive and integrated approaches to care that enhance the health and well-being of people and families affected by disorders of sexual development (DSD) by fostering collaboration among all stakeholders. 

Consortium on the Management of Disorders of Sex Development: Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Sex Development in Childhood are linked through the Accord Alliance site.

Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Under Topics & Issues, select GLBTQ issues.

YouthResource: A Project of Advocates for Youth
YouthResource, a project of Advocates for Youth, is a website that takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Consensus Statement on Management of Intersex Disorders

Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines
Scroll down to Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons.

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Transgender Health Resources
Use the GLMA search box to search for transgender information.

Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA)
GEA provides support and advocacy on behalf of transsexual and transgendered persons.  Resources include educational materials, advocacy training, and technical assistance.  Gender.Org, their website, provides information on FTM and MTF surgery, as well as a link to the National Transgender Library and Archive at the University of Michigan.

Gender Identify Research and Education Society (GIRES)
GIRES provides information for transgendered people, their families and colleagues, policy makers, and health care professionals. 

Institute of Medicine (IOM)
The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding, March 31, 2011

The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
IFGE is an information provider and clearinghouse for referrals about all things that are transgressive of established social gender norms.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center: Trans Basics
Trans Basic, an online educational tool created by the LGBTCC Gender Identity Project (GIP), contains information about and resources for trans, genderqueer, gender non-conforming people and their allies, co-workers, partners, families and friends

National Center for Transgender Equality
NCTE is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

The National Coalition for LGBT Health
The National Coalition for LGBT Health is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBT individuals and communities through education, coalition building, and advocacy focusing on policy, education, and training.

The National LGBT Health Education Center
This center, a part of The Fenway Institute, provides educational programming and consultation for health care organizations, professionals, and students to work to eliminate health disparities among LGBT people.

The Renaissance Transgender Association, Inc.
RTA provides education and caring support to transgendered individuals and those close to them, through programs and resources focused on the factors affecting their lives.

Vancouver Coastal Health Transgender Health Information Program
This site offers consumer information and clinical protocols guidelines on transgender care.  New NCH guidelines are found here.

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH, formerly known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, Inc. (HBIGDA)) is a professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.  WPATH standards, Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders, are available through this website.  The WPATH site also links to many additional transgender resources.

Please also refer to the WEBTREAT on Lesbian & Bisexual Health, as many of these sites include transgender information.

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