Reports & Results

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Event

  • Opening
    Opening speech, which tells briefly about the origin of FREE PATHH.
  • Closing
    Closing, with the first four conclusions of FREE PATH.

Workshops

  • Waiting List Blues
    The waitinglists at the gender teams in Amsterdam and Groningen are long, very long. In this workshop we will discuss what it does to you to not be in charge of your own care. Being on a waitinglist for months or sometimes more than a year, and then have to go through a long diagnosis, before you finally can start with medical treatment. In this workshop we not only analyse the obvious effects, but also the hidden and personal effects of waiting lists.
  • Gender Euphoria
    We often tend to focus on the bad things when we talk about our transgender experiences. Yet being transgender has many positive sides as well. In this workshop, we will explore those positive experiences and find out what gender euphoria might mean for various people. Using this discussion, we will try to develop a new, positive narrative about what it means to be transgender.
  • Trans* & Body
    Transgender people who have long since started their medical transition often say among themselves "your transition truly begins after your medical treatment". Yet transgender health care pays no attention to this. Which is strange, because maintaining a good relationship with your body is essential for human beings, and therefore also for transgender people.
    During this workshop we will explore the importance of our physical wellbeing. Why should anyone settle for a "ceasefire" if it is also within your power to have a good relationship with your body? A brief introduction will be followed by a group discussion and the example of TBW.
  • The Minority Stress Model
    This workshop will introduce the Minority Stress Model, which has been used to explain why LGB people have more mental health problems than heterosexual people. Recently, it has been changed to include the needs of trans people. We will present the components of this model, and discuss how it can be used to help us understand our well-being. The model emphasises that most of our mental health problems stem from discrimination. It shows how we can work together to improve our mental health. The workshop is partly interactive and audience participation is strongly encouraged.