WPATH Explains Why They Removed Minimum Age Guidelines For Children to Access Transgender Medical Treatments: So Doctors Won’t Get Sued

WPATH Explains Why They Removed Minimum Age Guidelines For Children to Access Transgender Medical Treatments: So Doctors Won’t Get Sued


The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) recently released new guidelines for children in their new “Standards of Care.”

The Daily Wire previously reported on the WPATH’s decision to remove the minimum age recommendations for minors to receive medical interventions that permanently alter the body. A new live-streamed session from WPATH’s annual conference on Sunday reveals why they made this change from previous editions: so that doctors wouldn’t face malpractice lawsuits.

“We were thinking, and it was scary for me, about the potential uses of the chapter for legal and insurance contexts,” said Amy Tishelman, who introduced herself as the lead author of the Child chapter in WPATH’s new guidelines. “What we didn’t want to do was create a chapter that would make it more likely

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