As nationwide debates abound, gender affirming healthcare is one that impacts the health and well-being of gender diverse youth. Facts such as, what it is and isn’t, how and when it is given, and the risks and benefits of treatment – matter. Misinformation is harmful. Now more than ever, this group of young people needs advocates who have empathy for their lived experiences and who will promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable society.

Adolescent specialist, Dr. Lonna Gordon joins me to set the record straight regarding gender affirming healthcare and its’ importance for gender diverse youth.

The episode covers:

-What gender affirming healthcare is (and other important terms you need to know)

-The impact of this type of healthcare

-How it is done

-The risks and benefits of treatment

-The controversy in many states (including Florida) and the potential effects of legal bans

-How to be an advocate for gender diverse youth

Thanks, Lonna Gordon, MD!

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