Ensuring comprehensive care and support for transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents

Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Committee on Adolescence, SECTION ON LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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Abstract

As a traditionally underserved population that faces numerous health disparities, youth who identify as transgender and gender diverse (TGD) and their families are increasingly presenting to pediatric providers for education, care, and referrals. The need for more formal training, standardized treatment, and research on safety and medical outcomes often leaves providers feeling ill equipped to support and care for patients that identify as TGD and families. In this policy statement, we review relevant concepts and challenges and provide suggestions for pediatric providers that are focused on promoting the health and positive development of youth that identify as TGD while eliminating discrimination and stigma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20182162
JournalPediatrics
Volume142
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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