World Health Organization moves to end classifying trans identities as mental illness

The World Health Organization today released an online version of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 11 that removes trans identities from the mental health disorders chapter. This is a historic achievement the global trans community has been fighting for over many years. It sets the fundament for a new era of reparation for done injustice and celebration of gender diversity.

Principle 17 starts new petition "Structural expansion of transgender health care is highly necessary!"

Principle 17 is deeply concerned about the again dramatically accumulated waiting times in transgender health care. That is why this collective has started the petition "Structural expansion of transgender health care is essential!". Help us and sign the petition too!

The petition is addressed to the Lower House (‘Tweede Kamer’) and can be signed until 1 August 2018. The more people sign the petition, the more powerful the signal that the petition will bring. Signing can also be done anonymously.

Help us! Sign the petition at bit.ly/2JN5fmu

Answer to the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport

Principle 17 is pleased with the letters from Minister Schippers of 15 June 2017, but also criticizes them.

Breast implants
We are certainly happy that the unfair and indecent removal of breast implants from the health insurance now is being undone. But is emancipation the right budget to pay for it? After all, it is a medical necessity for the persons in question.

Health care expansion UMCG and VUmc too little too late

VUmc

Today, 17th of May 2017, the gender teams of VUmc and UMCG came with the joyful announcement that they will expand their treatment capacity for transgender health care recipients. Amsterdam met 20%, Groningen with 100%.

English edition report released

Finally the English language edition of the report on Dutch trans health care is out. You can download it here. On this page we reported more on its discontents. We will distribute the report over the relevant e-mail lists for foreign and international trans* and LGBTI organizations and activists. In case you have similar research form your context we love to hear from you.

Principle 17 hands over report and petition to Standing Committee of HWS

This afternoon, Tuesday 21 February, Principle 17 presents the report ‘Trans health care in the Netherlands’ and a petition with bottlenecks and recommendations to the Standing Committee for Health, Welfare and Sport in The Hague.

Petition: Transgender care expansion rather than contraction!

Principle 17 is deeply concerned about the current abuses in transgender care. Therefore, we started the petition "Transgender care expansion rather than contraction" through Petities.nl. Below you can read the extended version of the petition, with a detailed explanation of all the points mentioned. Click here to sign the petition.

Dutch trans health care needs improving: 43% has negative experiences

Report "Trans health care in the Netherlands"

On December 10, International Human Rights Day, Principle 17 publishes the report “Trans health care in the Netherlands”, with the results of the survey on the trans people experience trans health care. The report shows unmistakably that the Dutch model of trans health care conflicts on several points with human rights standards. So does the offered health care comply enough with the needs of the care users.

Principle 17 publishes first survey results on Depath Day

For the International Day of Action for the Depathologisation of Trans* Identities Principle 17 publishes the first results of the survey on experiences in Dutch transgender health care. The whole report will be published one of these days.

The Lancet on trans* health

Tampose Mpothopeng at a rally

At the Amsterdam WPATH conference, June 2016, medical review The Lancet launched a series (in one issue) completely around transgender health issues. The articles have been written by expert activists and professionals (which can of course coincide). The series is clearly written form a depathologizing perspective. They treat different features important for trans health globally.

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