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Finding medical care for a gender-expansive or transgender child can be a challenge. Use this helpful interactive map from HRC to find a clinical care program near you.

If you can’t find a local clinic familiar with treating transgender children, these resources can be used by medical professionals unfamiliar with working with transgender patients. They are also useful for educating family, friends, school administrators and others in your community about the medical care recommended in the treatment of transgender children.

Office -Based Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth — American Academy of Pediatrics


WPATH Standards of Care (version 7, issued fall, 2011)

Affirming Care: Caring for Gender-Atypical Children and Adolescents — Contemporary Pediatrics

Clinical Management of Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescents: A Protocol on Psychological and Paediatric Endocrinology Aspects — Journal of Endocrinology

Positive Mental Health Reported by Transgender Children Supported in Their Identities — American Academy of Pediatrics

Medical Care for Gender Variant Children and Young People: Answering Families’ Questions — Booklet from NHS in the United Kingdom


The Transgender Child” — Handbook for Families and Professionals


Health and Medical Organizations Statements Supporting Transgender People in Healthcare — Lambda Legal

10 Tips for Working with Transgender Individuals — Transgender Law Center

Family Rejection and Negative Outcomes  — American Academy of Pediatrics

Sample Medical Carry Letter