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Episode 23: Informed Consent for Access to Trans Health (ICATH)

Gendercast Episode 23:  Informed Consent for Access to Trans Health (ICATH), Interview with Calvin Burnap and A. Canelli

Join Gendercast for an interview with Seattle-based trans advocates and therapists, Calvin Burnap and A. Canelli, who will discuss the informed consent model for accessing trans health and their local and collaborative ICATH project.  Our discussion will cover the importance of self-actualization and autonomy in decision-making (and therapy), rejection of using Gender Identity Disorder (GID) and pathologizing trans* people accessing hormomes or surgery, and the non-proprietary philosophy of ICATH.

Guest Bios

Calvin Burnap is a queer and trans therapist of color in Seattle, Washington, praciticing within a framework of collective healing and empowerment.  He has been wrking as a service provider since 2007 and frames his work towards the liberation of queer and trans people of all ages and expressions of gender.

Canelli is a trans/queer therapist who is also a trans and queer advocate.  Canelli's work is based in Seattle, Washington, but liberation work is portable and can traverse many spaces. 


ICATH website and ICATH facebook page and a recent article about Informed Consent

ICATH providers page, including links to Canelli, and Calvin in Seattle and Talcott* in Olympia

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) website and the Version 7 Standards of Care that were referenced

Some information on Gender Identity Disorder and the facebook petition to remove it from the DSM-V

The Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago that Calvin mentioned and the THinC program for Transgender Health

An article Sean references about the 2002 paper from the International Journal of Transgenderism about how low post-operative regret is amongst trans* folks

*[we apologize for mis-pronouncing Talcott's name]

Check-in Links

Out of Office, the Original Plumbing article Jessie references for Workplace Woes

The Chicago ordinance we mentioned and the article in Stuff Queer People Need to Know 

Join Gendercast for our workshop at 2:15 on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Philly Trans Health Conference, which is May 31-June 1

Direct download: episode_23_ICATH_edited.mp3
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