Pediatric Gender Identity

Gender-affirming Care for Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth

Pediatric Gender Identity

Gender-affirming Care for Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth

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This book serves as a guide to key topics regarding pediatric gender identity to help clinicians better care for transgender and gender diverse youth. Written by experts in the field, it covers critical considerations for child health providers from a variety of disciplines in a range of clinical settings.  Patients, families and other community agencies can also find useful information about current practices and recommendations for care and support. The text begins by overviewing terminology, epidemiology, gender identity development, and relevant neurobiology.  Next, the text focuses on the emergence of affirmative treatment paradigms using a patient-centered, consent based framework. Topics include psychotherapeutic support, gender-affirming medical and surgical care, management of co-existing psychiatric conditions, sexual health and fertility, legal considerations, international considerations, and more. 

Pediatric Gender Identity can be used as a framework to address core clinical issues and offers practical considerations for gender-affirming care. Using the growing science and understanding of gender development, this book is an excellent resource for all professionals working with gender diverse youth, including child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, psychologists, therapists, researchers, school and educational leaders, and students.



Jack Turban MD
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA

 

Gerrit Van Schalkwyk, MBChB
Unit Chief
Butler Hospital Adolescent Inpatient Unit
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Brown University

 

Michelle Forcier, MD
Brown University

Jack Turban MD is a medical writer and child and adolescent psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School. His research and writing focuses on children's mental health, with a focus on transgender youth. Dr. Turban's writing has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Journal of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Scientific Reports, among others. He has provided interviews and technical consulting to Vogue, ABC's 20/20 with Diane Sawyer, Bustle, Vanity Fair, Medscape, and NBC News.

 

Dr. Turban graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with a B.A. in neurobiology before becoming the resident director of the Harvard neuroscience abroad program in Italy. He earned his MD and MHS degrees from Yale School of Medicine, where he was an HHMI medical research fellow and graduated with highest honors. He is currently a resident child and adolescent psychiatrist at The Massachusetts General Hospital & McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School).
ISBN 9783030389093
Artikelnummer 9783030389093
Medientyp E-Book - PDF
Copyrightjahr 2020
Verlag Springer-Verlag
Umfang 283 Seiten
Sprache Englisch
Kopierschutz Digitales Wasserzeichen