The Evidence Behind the Practice: A Review of WPATH Suggested Guidelines in Transgender Voice and Communication Voice and communication change for gender-divergent people is a rapidly growing specialty within the practice of speech-language pathology. In 2015, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) published an article to support clinicians, researchers and educators in this emerging field. This “Companion Document” expands on WPATH's Standards of Care ... Article
Article  |   October 12, 2017
The Evidence Behind the Practice: A Review of WPATH Suggested Guidelines in Transgender Voice and Communication
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  • Shelagh Davies
    Speech and Audiological Sciences, University of British Columbia Speech Pathology Private Practice, Vancouver, BC
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Special Populations / Transgender / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Part 2
Article   |   October 12, 2017
The Evidence Behind the Practice: A Review of WPATH Suggested Guidelines in Transgender Voice and Communication
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 64-73. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG10.64
History: Received January 4, 2017 , Revised March 3, 2017 , Accepted April 20, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 64-73. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG10.64
History: Received January 4, 2017; Revised March 3, 2017; Accepted April 20, 2017

Voice and communication change for gender-divergent people is a rapidly growing specialty within the practice of speech-language pathology. In 2015, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) published an article to support clinicians, researchers and educators in this emerging field. This “Companion Document” expands on WPATH's Standards of Care in Transgender Voice and Communication. What follows here is a brief summary of the document's content.

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