April 22, 2019 05:23 PM
The Gender Health Program at Children's Minnesota started to see its first patients on Monday, providing comprehensive care for youth who identify as transgender or gender-diverse, according to the hospital.
Children's Minnesota posted the news to the blog on their website Monday. The hospital becomes one of only a dozen-or-so hospitals that provide specialized care and support for transgender children and their families, noting that this is one of the areas within the U.S. health system where inequities still exist.
The services provided include gender consultations with patients and families, mental health assessments, treatment and support for the patient.
Minnesota Children's says the program is located within Children's Minnesota Minneapolis pediatric clinic, so care is integrated with other programs.
Updated: April 22, 2019 05:23 PM
Created: April 22, 2019 05:05 PM
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