This project will make Seattle Children’s Hospital a center of excellence in care for transgender youth by creating a multidisciplinary clinic with integrated medical and mental services and increasing training for providers working with transgender youth. A growing number of pediatric health centers offer multidisciplinary gender clinics which effectively deliver coordinated care to transgender youth, however, no such clinic existed in the entire Pacific Northwest prior to this project. The multidisciplinary gender clinic at Seattle Children’s will include coordinated services delivered by healthcare providers from multiple disciplines with support from a dedicated Care Navigator, as well as training to staff and community providers. The Gender Clinic will not only improve healthcare access for young transgender patients in the Puget Sound area, but in doing so will potentially save their lives by reducing their gender dysphoria and suicide risk.
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