Medical and Mental Health Resources

Other Medical Resources

General Resources

Health Disparities Facing Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth Are Not Inevitable. Daniel Shumer, Pediatrics, March 2018.

Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents, Pediatrics (2018).

Supporting Gender Independent Children and their Families. Rainbow Health Ontario (2012).

Video series with Johanna Olson, MD, Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Center for Transyouth Health and Development. From Kids in the House.

Gender Inclusive Practices

Transgender Youth: Providing Medical Treatment for a Misunderstood Population, National Women's Health Network (2009).

Ten Tips for Working with Transgender Patients, Transgender Law Center (2016).

"Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths," University of Texas (2019). Also see our video with the author of the study.

Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People: Best Practices for Front-line Health Care Staff, National LGBT Health Education Center, Fenway Institute (2013).

Supporting Health Care Providers in Serving Transgender Patients and Clients, an Online Course from the University of California San Francisco.

"The Imperative for Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Inclusion: Beyond Women's Health." Obstetrics & Gynecology (May 2020).

Other Medical Resources

Suppression of Puberty in Peri-pubertal Transgender Youth, webinar recording with Johanna Olson, MD, Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Center for Transyouth Health and Development. 

Treating Transgender Youth: Basics of Cross-Sex Hormones, webinar recording with Johanna Olson, MD, Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Center for Transyouth Health and Development. 

Care of the Child with a Desire to Change Gender – Parts 1-3

Clinical Care Programs for Gender-Nonconforming Children and Adolescents

Standards of Care, World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Age Is Just a Number: WPATH-Affiliated Surgeons' Experiences and Attitudes Toward Vaginoplasty in Transgender Females Under 18 Years of Age in the United States. The Journal of Sexual Medicine (2017).

Birth control across the gender spectrum, Reproductive Health Access Project (2019)

"‘Trans Broken Arm Syndrome’ and the way our healthcare system fails trans people," Daily Dot (2020).

Guidelines and Tips for Collecting Pateint Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender, National LGBT Health Education Center, Fenway Institute (2018).

Transgender Health and Medical-Legal Partnerships, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership and National LGBT Health Education Center, Fenway Institute (2018).

Other Mental Health Resources

General Resources

Answers to Your Questions About Transgender Individuals and Gender Identity, American Psychological Association

Gender Identity Disorder in Children and Adolescents, American Psychological Association.

Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities. Kristina R. Olson, Lily Durwood, Madeleine DeMeules and Katie A. McLaughlin, Pediatrics (2016).

Transgender Youth and Life Threatening Behaviors, American Association of Suicidology (2007)

The Family Acceptance Project

Affirmative Care Resources

Gender Affirmative Care Model

Recommendations for Promoting the Health and Well-Being of LGBT Adolescents

Working with Transgender Youth – Getting Down to Basics

Gender Identity Disorder: Has Accepted Practice Caused Harm?

Health and Wellness Screening Tools (SAMHSA)


The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals 

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens

The Gender Creative Child: Pathways to Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children

Families in Transition

Trans Kids

Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth

Transgender Children and Youth

The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Gender Identity

Other Resources

Families Grapple with Son’s Gender Preferences, NPR (2008).

Task Force on
 Gender Identity and Gender Variance, American Psychological Association (2009).

Between Pink and Blue: A Multi-Dimensional Family Approach to Gender Nonconforming Children and their Families, Family Process (2011).

From Gender Identity Disorder to Gender Identity Creativity , Journal of Homosexuality (2012).

Gender Norms: A Key to Improving Health and Wellness Among Black Women and Girls

Delivering Culturally and Gender-Responsive Treatment to Latinas

To the beat of a different drummer: the gender-variant child. Contemporary Pediatrics (2005).

Clinical Management of Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescents: A Protocol on Psychological and Pediatric Endocrinology Aspects, Journal of Endocrinology (2006).