About Me

Sam Winter

I am a psychologist, clinician, and researcher working in health and wellbeing for trans people; focusing on social factors impacting on their lives, and working extensively with NGOs, professional associations  and community groups nationally and internationally. I was a member of the WHO Geneva Working Group that famously proposed a chapter on Conditions Related to Sexual Health for ICD-11 and urged the relocation of trans-related diagnoses to that chapter (i.e. out of mental disorders). I was  a Board member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) for nine years, and am currently Policy Committee Chair for the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health. Recent publications include the 2016 Lancet series on trans health (as a lead commissioned author), 2017’s Trans Pathways national study of trans youth (as co-author), and 2019’s Denied Work (as co-author) based on a research partnership with Asia-Pacific Transgender Network and the United Nations Development Program. I am  a chapter team leader for the upcoming revision of the WPATH Standards of Care,  a document guiding trans healthcare worldwide.  I have often  acted as a regular invited participant at policy meetings internationally,  as well as a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide.

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