GID Society 25th Research Conference and General Meeting


From March 16th to 17th, 2024, we attended the GID Society conference held in Okinawa. My participation in this conference was prompted by market research we attended in Thailand last year. During that time, we visited Yanhee General Hospital and BUMRUNGRAD International Hospital, where we had the opportunity to observe advanced sex reassignment surgery techniques.

Concerns regarding the medical environment, as well as the social and psychological conditions of individuals with gender identity disorder (GID), are diverse. With a desire to support such individuals, we decided to investigate the current situation in Japan. We had the valuable opportunity to hear from doctors performing sex reassignment surgeries in Japan, which led us to learn about this GID conference. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for participants to learn proactively through research presentations, practical sharing, and interaction with the parties involved.

Moreover, to ensure the continuous holding of the conference and to reflect the voices of the individuals concerned, a crowdfunding campaign was conducted, which gathered support exceeding 132% of its target amount. On the day of the conference, 364 people participated.

Below are insights from expert lectures obtained at the conference:

These insights are expected to contribute to the improvement of medical and social support for individuals with gender identity disorder and transgender people.