Doctors should ask teens about gender identity, experts say

FILE PHOTO: A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California, U.S. September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

(Reuters Health) – – Doctors who treat adolescents should find ways to ask them about their gender identity during office visits, researchers say. These discussions could help doctors know whether youngsters might benefit from gender-affirming medical and psychosocial support, the researchers write in the Journal of Adolescent Health. “Medical providers cannot provide potentially helpful services […]

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