Gender-affirming Pediatric Care Toolkit

Gender-affirming Pediatric Care Toolkit

Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) children, adolescents, and their families are increasingly seeking out pediatricians and mental health providers for education, treatment, and services related to gender-affirming care. TGD children, adolescents, and their families are looking for care that is welcoming, affirming, and safe. However, due to a lack of training and information about providing gender-affirming care, providers may feel unprepared to offer this level of care to children and adolescents in TGD communities. This toolkit is a curated list of resources created by the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center to aid medical and behavioral health providers who are either starting on their journey in gender-affirming care for TGD youth or are looking to refresh or further their learning and understanding of creating safe, supportive, affirming health care experiences for TGD children and adolescents. We hope this toolkit can serve more than just pediatricians and behavioral health specialists, but also all healthcare staff who may work directly with youth, or determine policies and practices related to the care of TGD children and adolescents.

This toolkit is a curated list of resources organized by topic area to allow users to focus on specific topics. To access a section, click the section title, the picture next to the section title, or the text that says “expand” under the section title. To collapse a section without expanding another section, click on the text that says “collapse” under the heading. To collapse a section and expand another section, simply click the title, image, or “expand” text under the section you wish to expand.

How to use this toolkit

You may use the entire toolkit from start to finish or jump to a section that is relevant to you. When you click on a resource, you will find that it pops up on your screen; if you would like to navigate out, simply click anywhere on your screen to return to the toolkit. When you choose to access a resource, it will open in a new tab. To navigate back to the toolkit, simply exit out of the resource page or click the toolkit tab in your browser. 

Disclaimer

The toolkit has external resources from reputable organizations that are relevant to providing different aspects of gender-affirming care for children and adolescents. While we have linked to these resources, The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center is not responsible for any advertisements or other content that you may see on the resource page. If you have any questions about a resource in the toolkit, please email us at education@fenwayhealth.org.  

LGBTQIA+ Glossary of Terms for Health Care Teams

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Trans Lifeline – Glossary of Terms & Definitions

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Health Disparities, Stigma and Terminology

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Developmental Approaches to Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse Youth and Adolescents

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Trauma-Informed Care for Trans and Gender-Diverse Individuals [Fall 2020]

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Addressing Implicit and Unconscious Bias

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Primary Care and Preventative Health Needs for Transgender and Non-Binary People [2020]

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Affirmative Services for Transgender and Gender Diverse People – Best Practices for Frontline Health Care Staff

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Non-Medical Gender Affirmation

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Binding Resources

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Callen-Lorde – Safer Tucking

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Callen-Lorde – Finding Your Voice: A Short Guide to Vocalization

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Trans Lifeline – Social Transition Resources

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Fact Sheet: Transgender Health and Medical-Legal Partnerships

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What Health Care Providers Need to Know About Transgender Legal Issues

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Movement Advancement Project (MAP) – Identity Document Laws and Policies

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National Center for Trans Equality – Trans Legal Services Network Directory

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National Center for Trans Equality – Trans Equality: Know Your Rights in Health Care

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Transgender Legal Services and Medical-Legal Partnerships

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Transgender Law Center – ID Please: Quick Guide to Updating Federal Identity Documents

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Trans Lifeline – ID Change Library

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Gender-Affirmative Health Care

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Healthcare for Transgender and Gender Diverse People

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Affirmative Services for Transgender and Gender Diverse People – Best Practices for Frontline Health Care Staff

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Providing Affirmative Care for Patients with Non-binary Gender Identities

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Puberty Blockers and Hormone Therapy for Gender Diverse Youth and Adolescents [2020]

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Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy: Estrogen, Anti-Androgens, and Progesterone [2020]

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Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy: Testosterone

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Multidisciplinary Approaches to Supporting Whole Person Gender Affirming Perioperative Health and Care (2020)

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WPATH Standards of Care, v. 7

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Insurance Considerations for Navigating Gender-affirming Care

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National Center for Trans Equality – Trans Equality: Know Your Rights in Health Care

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Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund – Health Insurance Medical Policies: Gender Dysphoria / Gender Reassignment

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Decolonizing Gender: How Mental Health Providers Can Break Out of the Binary

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Neurodiversity & Gender-Diverse Youth: An Affirming Approach to Care 2020

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Providing Mental Health Assessments for Gender Affirming Surgery Referral Letters [2020]

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Template: Gender-affirming Surgery Referral Letter

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Improving Mental Health Outcomes for Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) Youth through Gender-affirming Care

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LGBTQIA+ Patients and Social Determinants of Health Screening and Documentation

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health for LGBT People (Part 1)

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health for LGBT People (Part 2)

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Engaging the Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children | 2021

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Engaging Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

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Ready, Set, Go! Guidelines and Tips For Collecting Patient Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) – 2022 Update

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Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data (Fall 2020)

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Collecting Gender Identity Data in EHRs

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Addressing Implicit and Unconscious Bias

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health for Black LGBTQ People

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health among LGBTQ Latinx Young Adults

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Centering Safety: Partnering with Black Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) Communities to Promote Wellness

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Creating a Transgender Health Program at Your Health Center

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Pre-Conference – Creating an Inclusive and Welcoming Environment

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Engaging Leadership and Organizational Change

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Focus on Forms and Policy: Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBT Patients

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