Position on the Dignity and Rights of Transgender and Gender-Expansive Individuals

As one of the nation’s leading organizations of sexuality professionals, The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) advocates for all people to have access to high-quality sexual education and healthcare. Marginalized communities, including transgender and gender-expansive people, continue to face barriers in both areas, at great cost to individuals, communities, and broader society.

AASECT affirms the dignity and rights of transgender and gender-expansive (TGE) individuals and communities, and aims to help create a safe and welcoming environment in which TGE people can feel affirmed, empowered, and respected.

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About AASECT Position Statements

Founded 1967, AASECT is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexuality education, counseling and therapy. With this mission, AASECT accepts the responsibility of training, certifying and advancing high standards in the practice of sexuality education services, counseling and therapy.

When contentious topics and cultural conflicts impede sexuality education and health care, AASECT may publish position statements to clarify standards to protect consumer sexual health and sexual rights.

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