LGBTQ/Transgender Health

Gender Diverse & Transgender Children

LGBT Policy Discourse and Prevention of Homophobic Bullying

Coming Out: Information for Parents of LGBTQ Teens

Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children. Enjoyable read with good graphics and case reports. AAP and American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians collaboration. https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/solgbt_resource_transgenderchildren.pdf


Two short YouTube videos produced by the AAP featuring role-play to model potentially difficult conversations:

Exploring Gender Identity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Hum9emwwU&t=2s

Caring for LGBTQ Youth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH_0eiUCdQs

Practitioners Guide to Helping Families Support Their LGBT Children: from SAMHSA. https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/pep14-lgbtkids.pdf

Gender Spectrum. Good variety of resources. https://www.genderspectrum.org/audiences/medical-and-mental-health-professionals

Link to "Online programs" - includes a very good 15 minute presentation on assessment of gender dysphoria. https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/online-programs-social-and-health

The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center (part of The Fenway Institute) has a series of excellent free webinars for pediatric healthcare providers on a variety of topics, including gender affirming treatment, and developmental approaches. CME credit is available for some content. https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/resources/type/webinar/

AAP policy statement: Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/142/4/e20182162

Provider Resources for working with LGBTQ Youth



The resources in the link below are provided by OUT Maine and are used in their trainings. These resources are intended to help you as you work with LGBTQ youth. Our goal is to work with our partner organizations to create a welcoming and affirming Maine community and support youth that align with a sexual minority or are questioning their gender or sexuality. https://www.outmaine.org/resources/trainingresources

For other provider-specific resources, the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) "landing page" for LGBTQ resources: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/adolescent-sexual-health/Pages/LGBTQ-Youth.aspx. This page includes 2 short videos that role play provider conversations with patients.

AAP 2018 Policy Statement: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/142/4/e20182162. Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents

AAP 2013 Technical Report: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/1/e297. Office-Based Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth

AAP Section on LGBTHW has resources: https://services.aap.org/en/community/aap-sections/lgbt-health-and-wellness/solgbthw-educational-opportunities/.