SPEKTRUM is proud to endorse the following research and resources for quality information, interpretation and statistics as they apply to Gender Affirming Treatment (GAT). All of our listed resources are vetted by our staff, advocates and/or board of directors.
Critical analysis of research is necessary to avoid misinformation or misinterpretation. Studies with approproiate sample size, structure, methods, and impact scores are required to provide professional guidance to healthcare providers, patients and their families.
Protocols and clinical guidelines must come from experienced bodies that have experience working with the population being studied or advised.
This page was created in response to the widespread use of poor quality or outdated research, ill-advised opinion statements, and the establishment of data sites and sources claiming to be “experts” who may actually lack appropriate expertise to support the positive outcomes of communities in need. We encourage all individuals to consider at least 3 important variables when examining research (and prior to reading):
(1) WHO said it?
Do they have adequate training, experience and expertise?
(2) WHEN did they say it?
Is this research recent or does it represent outdated theories and concepts? Research is ALWAYS evolving.
(3) WHY did they say it?
Are the authors and researchers free from individual bias or commercial interest?