The Pediatric Endocrine Society Special Interest Group on Transgender Health joins other academic societies involved in the care of children and adolescents in supporting policies that promote a safe and accepting environment for gender nonconforming/transgender youth, as well as adequate mental health and medical care. This document provides a summary of relevant definitions, information and current literature on which the medical management and affirmative approach to care of transgender youth are based.
Ximena Lopez, Maja Marinkovic, Toni Eimicke, Stephen M. Rosenthal & Jerrold S. Olshan, Pediatric Endocrine Society Transgender Health Special Interest Group. Statement on gender-affirmative approach to care from the pediatric endocrine society special interest group on transgender health. Current Opinions in Pediatrics 2017 May 27. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000516.