Submitted by Jochem on Sat 17 Feb 2024, 8:04
According to a study by Komodo Health, as reported in Reuters, from 2017 to 2022 at least 4,780 adolescents started puberty blockers and another 14,726 started hormone treatment. That’s about 20,000 kids. Komodo Health found that over the same period, at least 121,882 children aged 6 to 17 were diagnosed with gender dysphoria. Since hormones aren’t prescribed until puberty around age 10 or 11, about half are ineligible for any kind of medical care. So what is happening to the other 50,000 trans* kids who are not getting treatment?
Submitted by Jochem on Sun 11 Feb 2024, 21:51
Transgender people have lesser rights than cisgender people
Every year, Transgender Europe publishes the Trans Rights Map. This annual report shows how European countries are doing concerning human rights of transgender people. Our country is doing poorly: we score only 15 out of 30 points, an embarrassing 50%. The Netherlands shares position with countries like Austria, Croatia and Estonia.
Submitted by Jochem on Fri 2 Feb 2024, 16:01
With these questions we like to talk to members of the trans community in the Netherlands. Our impression is that as a trans person you often have to pull to get complete and relevant information from healthcare providers. And you have to do your best to keep the assessment as light as possible. Principle 17 has good arguments for stating that - in addition to accessibility - there is still quite a lot missing in (trans) health care. And that together we can do something about that.
Submitted by Jochem on Thu 8 Jun 2023, 8:54
The Netherlands have been a frontrunner for LGBTI rights for a long time. Have been, unfortunately. ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of LGBTI People shows a worrysome trend: In the Netherlands, these fundamental rights are stagnating and even decreasing! In 12 years our country dropped from 4th to 14th place.
Submitted by Jochem on Sat 3 Jun 2023, 9:15
When politicians today refer to gender-affirming care as new, “untested” or “experimental,” they ignore the long history of transgender medicine in the United States. It’s been nearly 60 years since the first transgender medical clinic opened in the U.S.. Dr. Milton Edgerton had cut his teeth caring for transgender people at Johns Hopkins University in the 1960s.
Submitted by Jochem on Tue 16 May 2023, 12:23
The Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention voices its concern over the growing number of laws introduced in the United States that target transgender individuals and the transgender community. The Lemkin Institute believes that the so-called “gender critical movement” that is behind these laws is a fascist movement furthering a specifically genocidal ideology that seeks the complete eradication of trans identity from the world.
Submitted by Jochem on Thu 4 May 2023, 10:27
Today, 1 May 2023, Principle 17 presents the fully updated, new health care vision “Trans* Healthcare Differently”, an alternative vision on trans healthcare for the Netherlands. The first version was already presented to the trans community in September 2022. This report is now available in a revised and supplemented edition.
Submitted by vreer on Sun 18 Sep 2022, 20:25
"So, here we are again. Another demonstration for our right to good health and good health care. This time explicitly aimed at the Nijmegen clinic. We have enough reasons for that. One of the most important in my opinion is that Nijmegen is not as different from the rest of the clinics as they wish or pretend. Does not advocate for radical change as much as I hoped after their initial conference some two years ago. And when I hear the head of the clinic, she is still pretty much stuck in archaic opinions. A good thing, and they may be the first in this in the Netherlands, they are rolling out a gender sensitive patient registration system with room for non-binary options. Still sub-optimal, but a nice leap."
Submitted by Jochem on Sun 18 Sep 2022, 12:17
Today, Sunday 18 September, the collective Principle 17 presents the report “Trans* Healthcare Differently” (Dutch: Trans* Zorg Anders), an alternative vision of trans healthcare in the Netherlands. Chair vreer verkerke hands over the first copy to a prominent representative of the trans community at the Trans Healthcare Now demonstration in Nijmegen.
Submitted by Jochem on Wed 11 May 2022, 23:45
In a letter that the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport sent to the House of Representatives on 9 May, he writes that hard work is being done with the Quartermaster Trans Healthcare ('Kwartiermaker Transgenderzorg') to make it possible for general practitioners who want to but are not yet officially allowed, because they have not had further training, to soon be able to help trans patients. This year and next year, a hundred GPs who have previously indicated that they want to follow a webinar, are expected to be updated in this area. After that webinar they can get started.