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.

Yogyakarta Principle 17

The Yogyakarta Principles of 2006 are about the application of international human rights on issues concerning gender identity and sexual orientation. These rights are, for example, privacy, participation in public life, work and education. Yogyakarta Principle 17 concerns the right to the highest attainable standard of health:

“Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental aspect of this right.”

What do we do?

Started in 2014, Principle 17 is fighting for good customized trans* care in the Netherlands. We do this in several ways:

  • Research through our survey into experiences of trans* people with trans* care.
  • Information to trans* people about their rights as health care takers.
  • Discussions with providers of trans* health care, such as gender teams.
  • Consults with other interest groups, such as Transgender Network Netherlands, Patient Organisation Transvisie, Transvisie Care and others.
  • And more...