Purpose of review
The purpose of this Position Statement is to emphasize the importance of an affirmative approach to the health care of transgender
individuals, as well as to improve the understanding of the rights of transgender
Recent findings Transgender
youth have optimal outcomes when affirmed in their gender identity, through support by their families and their environment, as well as appropriate mental health and medical care.
The Pediatric Endocrine Society
Special Interest Group on Transgender
Health joins other academic societies involved in the care of children
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.