GIRES Research Award for 2007

See the GIRES Annual Research Awards page to read about the awards and the criteria used by the GIRES trustees in evaluating entries for the annual award.


One of GIRES’ main current aims is to improve the medical care offered to transsexual adolescents, particularly in the UK, where treatment is more restrictive than is allowed in the WPATH Standards of Care. Four enlightened and highly informative articles on this topic have been written by some of the medical professionals with whom GIRES has been working to improve practice. GIRES has recognised the value of their work by making awards to:

  • Professor dr Henriette A Delemarre-van de Waal and Professor dr Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis for their article “Clinical Management of Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescents: A protocol on psychological and paediatric endocrinology aspects”; published in the European Journal of Endocrinology.
  • Dr Christopher P Houk and Professor Peter A Lee for their article “The Diagnosis and Care of Transsexual Children and Adolescents: A Paediatric Endocrinologists’ Perspective”; published in the Journal of Paediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism.
  • Dr Norman P Spack for his article “Transgenderism”; published in the Lahey Clinic Medical Ethics Journal.
  • Dr Simona Giordano: for her article “Gender Atypical Organisation in Children and Adolescents: Ethico-Legal Issues and a Proposal for New Guidelines”; to be published in the International Journal of Children’s Rights.

Travel Bursary 2007

For many years, Professor Stephen Whittle has ably championed the trans community. He has been elected as President of WPATH. In recognition of his excellent work and to mark his presidency, GIRES awarded him a bursary to cover his cost of attending the WPATH symposium.

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