World Transgender Health Association Set to Lower Age Minimum for Sex Changes on Minors

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is expected to lower its recommended minimum age for gender reassignment surgeries on minors. Children’s hospitals across the nation look to WPATH for guidance.

Under the guise of “health care,” adults in charge at WPATH already recommend that 16-year-olds should be able to have their breasts removed and 18-year-olds should be able to permanently mutilate their genitals. The new standard, Standards of Care Version 8, would lower those ages to 15 and 17, respectively.

Standards of Care Version 7 has been in place since 2011. It states that genital surgery should not be performed until a person reaches the “legal age of majority in a given country,” while approving double mastectomies on a minor.

WPATH President Dr. Walter Pierre Bouman stated that the new version 8 is hoped to be released online by September 16, when WPATH’s annual conference is set to commence. 

Hospitals have a choice whether or not to follow the recommendations made by WPATH and update their protocol accordingly.

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