HBIGDAHarry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, Inc.
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A study by Cohen-Kettenis and colleagues (2008) found that adolescents selected using HBIGDA eligibility requirements and beginning cross-sex hormone therapy between 16 to 18 years of age were no longer suffering from gender dysphoria and were both psychologically and socially "not very different" from their peers 1 to 5 years after sex reassignment surgery.
Alone or with colleagues I made presentations about transgender identity issues for HBIGDA, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and other groups, and for several years I co-taught the doctoral level course in transgender identity issues at the California School of Professional Psychology, now part of Alliant University.
The HBIGDA (a) is also known for developing the "Standards of Care," which have come to be recognized, internationally, and have become the accepted methods of medical care and treatment of individuals experiencing gender identity disorders.