LGBTQ+ teens in homophobic high schools
Comparing these two local high schools reinforced to me how visibility really matters in creating a childhood experience that is nurturing versus...
U.S. Republicans target transgender youth health care in legislative push
Republican legislators across the United States have escalated a campaign to ban certain health care for transgender youth, in some cases seeking...
Teen girls report record levels of sadness, sexual violence: CDC
Nearly one-third of girls (30%) reported seriously considering suicide, up from 19% in 2011.
Parents driving the ‘talk’ supports healthy sexual behaviors in GBQ teens and young adults
“Providers can encourage parents to ask if a child is dating or is familiar with ways to protect themselves or provide consent, and act as a...
Which populations should be screened for cervical cancer?
Whether you are a cisgender woman or a transgender man who has kept his uterus, regardless of the sex of your partner, and even if you are a woman...
Transgender people in rural America struggle to find doctors willing or able to provide care
Much of the lack of care experienced by trans people is linked to insufficient education on LGBTQ+ health in medical schools across the country....
The Respect for Marriage Act: How this law supports the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ youth
Pediatricians are encouraged to become engaged in local and national advocacy initiatives to have a broader effect in the fight for health equity...
A new use for dating apps: Chasing STDs
With people migrating online to meet partners, following them there makes sense.
Hormonal management of gender-diverse patients: SOC8 updates
The approach to gender-affirming hormonal treatment depends on the patient’s goals and the age at which the patient is seeking to medically...
The tale of two scenarios of gender dysphoria
One size does not fit all for gender-dysphoric children and certainly their care should not be dictated by a politically influenced entity.
Florida medical boards ban transgender care for minors
Once enacted, new state rules will prohibit children under the age of 18 from receiving puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones to transition.