Harry Benjamin Standards of Care (HBSOC)

Harry Benjamin Standards of Care (HBSOC)

(noun phrase)

An outdated set of medical transition guidelines published by the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association concerning the care of patients with gender identity disorders. This is the origin of the now-defunct ‘full time’ requirement. This organization eventually reformed into the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and have since published a revised SOC. However there are many medical practices that operate with informed consent.

e.g. Maddie was glad to hear that her doctor no longer followed the HBSOC.

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