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  In a historic moment, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released the official version of the ICD-11 in which all trans-related categories were removed from the chapter of Mental and Behavioral Disorders. In response to the achievement, Joe Wong the Executive Director of APTN stated that “the removal of trans-related categories from the ICD chapter of  Mental and Behavior Disorders is a great accomplishment and reveals the decades-long work that trans people have been working for globally. This is a necessary...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6925" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] แนวทางต้นแบบ การให้บริการสุขภาพ ที่ครอบคลุมแก่บุคคลข้ามเพศ และชุมชนบุคคลข้ามเพศ ในภูมิภาคเอเชียและแปซิฟิก DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6914" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Legal Gender Recognition: A Multi-Country Legal and Policy Review in Asia The vast majority of transgender people across the Asia-Pacific region are unable to obtain any official identification documents that reflect their gender identity. This lack of gender recognition fosters widespread social exclusion, stigma, discrimination and violence when individuals are perceived to deviate from gender norms because their gender identity and/or expression does not coincide with their sex assigned at birth. This report undertakes a comprehensive review...

This is an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), an agency of the United Nations, from researchers and clinicians working in trans health and rights regarding proposed revisions to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Version 11 (ICD-11) that relate to healthcare for trans adults and adolescents, as well as gender diverse (GD) children. We commend WHO for proposed revisions that would move diagnostic categories related to gender transition processes (currently ICD-10’s “F64 Gender identity...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5614" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] APTN Fact Sheets: Being Trans in Asia and the Pacific. “I think I might be Trans and other resources” These resources have been created by the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) for trans people, their families, friends and colleagues. There are some huge gaps in the information available to trans people across Asia and the Pacific. APTN asked its members to share the most common questions they are asked in their country. Those issues are covered in...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5608" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care For Trans People The Asia Pacific Trans Health Blueprint is a tool for the work we all do to improve health and human rights for trans people and trans communities. It is a comprehensive, accessible trans health reference document for trans community advocates, health professionals, policymakers, and those who design or deliver services to trans people. The Blueprint provides information about the current health and human rights situation for trans people...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5581" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Regional assessment of HIV, STI and other health needs of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific There has been ongoing concern by MSM and transgender organizations that the transgender community in Asia and the Pacific has been ignored. At the request of transgender delegates at the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific held in Busan, Republic of Korea, and in line with contextualizing implementation of the WHO global and regional guidance for HIV...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5574" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Joint Regional Technical Brief: HIV, STIs and Other Health Needs among Transgender People in Asia-Pacific Transgender people have special health needs that have been severely neglected. This Joint Regional Technical Brief, HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Other Essential Health Needs among Transgender People in Asia and the Pacific, was developed by the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Transgender Network, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Development...