Antwoord aan de minister van VWS

Principle 17 is blij met de brieven van minister Schippers van 15 juni 2017, maar heeft daarop ook kritiek.

We zijn zonder meer blij dat de oneerlijke en onfatsoenlijke verwijdering van borstimplantaten uit de verzekering nu ongedaan wordt gemaakt. Maar is emancipatie wel het juiste budget om het van te betalen? Het is tenslotte een medische noodzaak voor de personen in kwestie.

Zorguitbreiding UMCG en VUmc too little too late

Vandaag 17 mei 2017 kwamen de genderteams van VUmc en UMCG met de heugelijke mededeling dat ze hun behandelcapaciteit voor transgender zorgvragers gaan uitbreiden. Amsterdam met 20%, Groningen met 100%.

English edition report released

Finally the English language edition of the report on Dutch trans health care is out. You can download it here. On this page we reported more on its discontents. We will distribute the report over the relevant e-mail lists for foreign and international trans* and LGBTI organizations and activists. In case you have similar research form your context we love to hear from you.

Petition: Transgender care expansion rather than contraction!

Principle 17 is deeply concerned about the current abuses in transgender care. Therefore, we started the petition "Transgender care expansion rather than contraction" through Below you can read the extended version of the petition, with a detailed explanation of all the points mentioned.

Click here to sign the petition.

Dutch trans health care needs improving: 43% has negative experiences

Report "Trans health care in the Netherlands"

On December 10, International Human Rights Day, Principle 17 publishes the report “Trans health care in the Netherlands”, with the results of the survey on the trans people experience trans health care. The report shows unmistakably that the Dutch model of trans health care conflicts on several points with human rights standards. So does the offered health care comply enough with the needs of the care users.

Principle 17 publishes first survey results on Depath Day

For the International Day of Action for the Depathologisation of Trans* Identities Principle 17 publishes the first results of the survey on experiences in Dutch transgender health care. The whole report will be published one of these days.

The Lancet on trans* health

Tampose Mpothopeng at a rally

At the Amsterdam WPATH conference, June 2016, medical review The Lancet launched a series (in one issue) completely around transgender health issues. The articles have been written by expert activists and professionals (which can of course coincide). The series is clearly written form a depathologizing perspective. They treat different features important for trans health globally.

About Principle 17

Who we are?

Principle 17 is a collective of activists from the Netherlands, that promotes customized trans* health care. Health care if you need it, when you need it, as you need. We call ourselves to Yogyakarta Principle 17.

Patients' rights are human rights are trans* rights

In Principle 17's flyer "Patients' rights are human rights are trans* rights" you can read all about your rights as a health care taker.

Download the brochure here. (Dutch only for now.)

1. You have the right to good health care.

Even when you're unhappy with the combination of your body, gender and/or sex.

Survey experiences trans* health care

Between 7 April and 20 May you could share your experiences with trans* health care in the Netherlands. The survey is closed now, and we are busy with processing all your data.

Please keep an eye on this website and social media for updates!

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