Youth and Caregiver Perspectives on Barriers to Gender-Affirming Health Care for Transgender Youth.

@article{Gridley2016YouthAC,
  title={Youth and Caregiver Perspectives on Barriers to Gender-Affirming Health Care for Transgender Youth.},
  author={Samantha J. Gridley and Julia M Crouch and Yolanda N. Evans and Whitney Eng and Emily A. Antoon and Melissa Lyapustina and Allison G. Schimmel-Bristow and Jake Woodward and Kelly Dundon and RaNette Schaff and Carolyn A McCarty and Kym R. Ahrens and David J. Breland},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={
          254-261
        }
}
PURPOSE Few transgender youth eligible for gender-affirming treatments actually receive them. Multidisciplinary gender clinics improve access and care coordination but are rare. Although experts support use of pubertal blockers and cross-sex hormones for youth who meet criteria, these are uncommonly offered. This study's aim was to understand barriers that transgender youth and their caregivers face in accessing gender-affirming health care. METHODS Transgender youth (age 14-22 years) and… CONTINUE READING
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