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SECTION 6 (part F)
AusPATH - Australian Professional Association for Trans Health

AusPATH - Australian Professional Association for Trans Health

July 2021 The Society for Evidence based Gender Medicine conducted “close and independent inspection of the references” of the 2018 Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines for Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents and revealed that AusPATH “relies on poor quality research, fails to highlight the methodological limitations of most studies and at times misrepresents or exaggerates the research findings and conclusions. AusPATH also mischaracterises psychotherapy for gender dysphoria as potentially harmful.”

Examine the following:
SEGM Response to “AusPATH Public Statement on Gender Affirming Health Care, including for trans youth”
Prof Whitehall demolishes Telfer's claim that puberty blockers are reversible

A Litany of ABC Transgender Myths



Summary of Section 6 - Gender Affirming Care Controversies
1. Those who follow the gender affirmation model take the position that those who identify as trans gender diverse (TGD), or present with gender dysphoria have a gender identity, an innate knowledge or feeling of being the opposite sex or neither male nor female. Being TGD therefore is not considered a mental illness or something to be treated or cured, hence health care practitioners must aways affirm the individuals' beliefs and their desired actions related to gendered identity, which can include medical and surgical intervention.

However, there is no empirical evidence for a gender identity. Prior to the gender affirmation model, gender dysphoria was seen as a mental health condition, which resolved with psychotherapy in over 80-98% of youth once past puberty without medical or surgical intervention. This proves that it is a mental health condition. The patients who persist usually have other acute co-morbidities.

2. Systematic review of the evidence, and research and testimonies of detransitioners prove that the gender affirmation model is harmful and experimental. It is also unreliable, has little evidence base, and can cause extreme harm, even leading to death. There is no reliable evidence and no medical consensus that the Gender Affirming Care model actually reduces gender dysphoria.


3. After systematic review of the evidence, International medical boards are moving away from the GAC model, which was imposed only over the last 10 years with low quality evidence base underpinning it. Various peak body organisations like WPATH, AusPATH, EPS, ACON and currently APS (with old guidelines in place) are in active dispute with the evidence and look to be dangerously out of date.

Medical experts report that these organisations that have allowed the influence of trans activists, (with neither medical nor psychological backgrounds) to introduce propaganda around identity politics and to pursue political agendas. Community organisations report that they derive a financially beneficial relationships with the medical and pharmaceutical industry in promoting the gender industry that profits from the gender identity brand of ‘be your authentic self’ who in turn sign up for diversity and inclusion audits that promote that organisations services as adhering to corporate social responsibility.

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