Policy: WAFP Supports the Provision, Opposes the Criminalization of Gender-Affirming Care

At its 2020 meeting, WAFP’s House of Delegates adopted two resolutions which dealt with transgender health care. In considering how best to implement the resolutions, WAFP’s Board of Directors asked the Governmental Affairs and Membership committees to compose an Academy-wide policy to satisfy the requests of the resolution.

That policy, as approved by the committees:

The Washington Academy of Family Physicians states its full support for any family physician providing gender-affirming care to all those who need it, including transgender youth. Additionally, WAFP vehemently opposes the criminalization of physicians providing gender-affirming care.