The documents talks about proposal for new version of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) and its approach to children who are or may be gender-variant. Not only does it address gender identity of children from medical point of view, but it also analyses it from human rights perspective, bringing voices of international human rights instruments… read more »
“My daughter’s gender is not a problem… It’s everything else around her that’s a problem.” THESE are the words of Paul – proud father to an 8-year-old Gender Independent Kid called Raine, and one of a growing number of parents who are refusing the mental health model of the past, which once diagnosed kids like Raine with Gender… read more »
For the past 30 years, Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier, or Dr. T, as he is fondly known, has been a fixture at Head & Hands’ weekly youth clinics. “When I started, there was a clinic every week night and on Friday afternoons. To start, I was offered three shifts a week” says Dr. T. Thirty years… read more »
Nontraditional gender identity and expression have been ignored or pathologized in most school, agency, and family counseling settings. Transgender oppression is based on ignorance and fear of difference. Suggestions are given for counseling and advocacy using transgender and gender-variant persons’ strengths as a challenge to pathology-based frameworks.
A trans-positive speech written by Jane Thomas, Co-Chair of TransGender Europe.
Positive therapy insights about Erica, a 7yr old, and family. Published in: CREATIVE STRATEGIES IN CHILD THERAPY: A TRANSTHEORETICAL APPROACH
In February 2005, the APA Council of Representatives authorized the appointment of a Task Force on Gender Identity and Gender Variance. The Task Force was changed with: (a) reviewing extant APA policies regarding these issues and affected populations and recommending any indicated changes, (b) developing recommendations for education, training, and further research into these topics,… read more »