December 2, 2021
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.
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.
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.
Eli Coleman (Chair)
Asa Radix (Co-Chair)
Jon Arcelus (Co-Chair)