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Healthcare for Transgender Youth: Still Inadequate...Still at Risk

Beal, Judy A. DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: September/October 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 5 - p 296
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000362
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing

With accurate and up-to-date knowledge, pediatric nurses can take the lead in advocating for evidence-based culturally competent care for transgender youth in all pediatric settings. Per our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, as nurses, we are in a unique role as the most trusted of healthcare professionals to be able to support these very vulnerable teens and their caregivers.

Judy A. Beal is Professor and Dean School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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