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Medical and Mental Health Organization Position Statements

Last updated: February 28, 2024

Healthcare

DateOrganizationTitle
February 28, 2024American Psychological AssociationAPA Policy Statement on Affirming Evidence-Based Inclusive Care for Transgender, Gender Diverse, and Nonbinary Individuals, Addressing Misinformation, and the Role of Psychological Practice and Science
March 23, 2023WPATH, USPATHUSPATH and WPATH Confirm Gender-Affirming Health Care is Not Experimental
November 22, 2022WPATH, USPATHUSPATH and WPATH Respond to NY Times Article “They Paused Puberty, But Is There a Cost?”
November 11, 2022American College of PhysiciansAttacks on Gender-Affirming and Transgender Health Care
October 26, 2022American Nurses AssociationAmerican Nurses Association Opposes Restrictions on Transgender Healthcare and Criminalizing Gender-Affirming Care
October 12, 2022World Health Organization (WHO)The World Health Organization’s work and recommendations for improving the health of trans and gender diverse people
February 23, 2022Endocrine SocietyEndocrine Society alarmed at criminalization of transgender medicine
April 2, 2021Pediatric Endocrine SocietyThe Pediatric Endocrine Society Opposes Bills that Harm Transgender Youth
April 2, 2021American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Physicians
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Osteopath Association
Frontline Physicians Oppose Legislation That Interferes in or Criminalizes Patient Care
March 26, 2021American Medical AssociationAMA fights to protect health care for transgender patients
March 16, 2021American Academy of PediatricsAmerican Academy of Pediatrics Speaks Out Against Bills Harming Transgender Youth
February 2021American Psychological AssociationAPA RESOLUTION on Gender Identity Change Efforts
December 16, 2020Endocrine Society
Pediatric Endocrine Society
Transgender Health Position Statement
December 16, 2020Endocrine Society
Pediatric Endocrine Society
Discriminatory policies threaten care for transgender, gender diverse individuals
December 16, 2020Endocrine Society
Pediatric Endocrine Society
Proper Care of Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons in the Setting of Proposed Discrimination: A Policy Perspective
December 1, 2020WPATH, EPATH, USPATH, AsiaPATH, CPATH, AusPATH, PATHAStatement Regarding Medical Affirming Treatment including Puberty Blockers for Transgender Adolescents
July 2020American Psychiatric AssociationPosition Statement on Treatment of Transgender (Trans) and Gender Diverse Youth
June 17, 2020Pediatric Endocrine SocietyIntroduction to Health for Transgender Youth
June 12, 2020American Medical AssociationAMA opposes effort to allow discrimination against patients
February 25, 2020American College Health AssociationMedically Necessary Services for Transgender Patients
February 2020American Psychological AssociationAPA RESOLUTION on Opposing Discriminatory Laws, Policies, and Practices Aimed at LGBTQ+ Persons
January 23, 2020WPATH USPATHStatement in Response to Proposed Legislation Denying Evidence-Based Care for Transgender People Under 18 Years of Age and to Penalize Professionals who Provide that Medical Care
November 8, 2019American Academy of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryAACAP Statement Responding to Efforts to ban Evidence-Based Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth
March 4, 2019American Academy of DermatologyPosition Statement on Sexual and Gender Minority Health in Dermatology
2019American Medical Association
GLMA
Health insurance coverage for gender- affirming care of transgender patients
October 1, 2018American Academy of PediatricsEnsuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents
July 2018American Psychiatric AssociationPosition Statement on Access to Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals
August 29, 2017Pediatric Endocrine SocietyStatement on gender-affirmative approach to care from the pediatric endocrine society special interest group on transgender health
June 28, 2017American Academy of Nursing
America College of Physicians
American Medical Student Association
American Nurses Association
GLMA
American Academy of PAs
WPATH
Amicus Brief to Call for VA Support of Surgical Treatment for Transgender Veterans with Gender Dysphoria
February 17, 2017World Medical AssociationWMA STATEMENT ON TRANSGENDER PEOPLE
December 21, 2016WPATHPosition Statement on Medical Necessity of Treatment, Sex Reassignment, and Insurance Coverage in the U.S.A.
November 1, 2016American Public Health AssociationPromoting Transgender and Gender Minority Health through Inclusive Policies and Practices
August 1, 2016American Academy of NursingHealth care services for transgender individuals: Position statement
2016American Medical AssociationHospital Visitation Privileges for LGBTQ Patients
July 21, 2015American College of PhysiciansLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Disparities: Executive Summary of a Policy Position Paper From the American College of Physicians

Conversion Therapy

DateOrganizationTitle
2022American Medical Association
GLMA
Sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts (so-called “conversion therapy”)
February 2021American Psychological AssociationAPA RESOLUTION on Sexual Orientation Change Efforts
December 2018American Psychiatric AssociationPosition Statement on Conversion Therapy and LGBTQ Patients
October 1, 2018American Academy of PediatricsEnsuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents
February 2018American Academy of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryConversion Therapy
July 21, 2015American College of PhysiciansLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Disparities: Executive Summary of a Policy Position Paper From the American College of Physicians
January 16, 2013American Counseling AssociationETHICAL ISSUES RELATED TO CONVERSION OR REPARATIVE THERAPY
June 2012American Psychoanalytic AssociationPosition Statement on Attempts to Change Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Gender Expression
2012Pan American Health Organization“CURES” FOR AN ILLNESS THAT DOES NOT EXIST
March 25, 2009American Association for Marriage and Family TherapyReparative/Conversion Therapy
2009American Psychological AssociationAppropriate Affirmative Responses to Sexual Orientation Distress and Change Efforts
October 1, 1993American Academy of PediatricsHomosexuality and Adolescence

General

DateOrganizationTitle
August 10, 2022American Academy of PediatricsWhy We Stand Up for Transgender Children and Teens
January 6, 2022American Academy of PediatricsAAP continues to support care of transgender youths as more states push restrictions
2022American School Counselor AssociationThe School Counselor and LGBTQ+ Youth
2022American School Counselor AssociationThe School Counselor and Transgender and Nonbinary Youth
March 31, 2021WPATH, USPATHWPATH / USPATH Statement on the Bills Barring Trans Girls from Sports
June 15, 2020American Medical AssociationAMA statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Title VII cases
2009National Association of Social WorkersTransgender and Gender Identity Issues