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Understanding Gender Nonconformity in Childhood and Adolescence

Video Length: 48 minutes

Transgender adolescents face many challenges including lack of family or community support and sometimes self-harm or suicide. Pediatricians and subspecialists can work together to provide gender-affirming care while assuring the safety and well-being of transgender adolescents. This session will provide an overview of the unique challenges of adolescent transition including the intricacies of delaying puberty, hormonal therapy, and surgery. Practical tips for pediatricians to support transgender adolescents and their families will be shared. Resources from nationally recognized transgender programs and organizations will also be reviewed.
*This video is a part of Caring for Transgender Youth, Presented by the AAP Section On LGBT Health & Wellness Webinar Series

Learning Objectives:
After viewing this video, the learner will be able to:

  • To learn about developmental trajectories of gender-nonconformity and transgenderism in children and adolescents.
  • To learn about approaches to assessment and care of gender-nonconforming and transgender youth, specifically, the interface between behavioral health and medicine.
  • To understand the basic concepts of medical treatment for gender nonconforming youth.

Robert Garofalo, MD, FAAP
American Academy of Pediatrics

Chad Rodgers, MD, FAAP
American Academy of Pediatrics

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