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The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care provide clinical guidance for health professionals to care for transgender and gender nonconforming people in order to support their physical and mental health and overall sense of well-being. Name and gender marker changes in legal paperwork and documentation can play an important role in alleviating gender dysphoria and helping patients more fully and accurately express their gender identities.
This tool provides a letter template for medical providers to advocate in support of a name or gender marker change for patients, citing the WPATH SOC for evidence of the longterm impacts of gender dysphoria.


  1. Name/Gender Marker Change Letter Template

Next steps

Print out the letter and give it directly to the patient so they can submit it along with their paperwork for name/gender marker changes.