Barbara Kay: Leaked files expose the ethical rot behind modern transgender medicine

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) promotes its standards of care (SOC) as a lodestar for the treatment of gender dysphoria. Its devotion to the “affirmation” transition model for gender-confused children, involving rapid introduction to hormones and surgery that allegedly prevent suicide, have long dictated policy in hospitals, health authorities and medical schools, including those in Canada.

Last week, WPATH was hit by a bombshell: the release of the “WPATH Files,” a collection of leaked internal communications between WPATH members from 2021 to 2024. The files were analyzed by Mia Hughes, a women’s rights activist, and published by investigative journalist Michael Shellenberger’s Environmental Progress.

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