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First AAP policy statement on care for transgender and gender-diverse children

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In a policy statement published Sept. 17, 2018 online in the journal Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has urged support and care of transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents and states “Transgender and gender-diverse children face many challenges in life, but, like all children, they can grow into happy and healthy adults when supported and loved throughout their development”. The statement aims to help pediatricians and parents navigate health concerns of gender-diverse youth while advocating for ways to eliminate discrimination and stigma.

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