At the CWHWC we aim to work collaboratively with people who self-identify as trans and gender non-conforming. We strive to provide gender affirming health care that reduces health disparities.
Because of our strong belief in trans people’s right to self-determination, we used an informed consent model. We do not support the traditional psychiatric model which requires the health care professional to diagnose a psychiatric condition (Gender Identity Disorder) prior to providing gender affirming health care. We believe that trans and gender non-conforming identities are identities, not pathological conditions.
To read more, check out our new FAQ section: http://www.cwhwc.com/about-us/informed-consent-faqs/