Advocating for Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth in the Emergency Setting

Lisa Simons*, Raina Voss

*Corresponding author for this work

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5 Scopus citations


Transgender and gender-expansive (TGE) youth represent a diverse population with unique health needs. Inadequate education and training in gender-related health hamper pediatric emergency medical providers' ability to offer affirming care to TGE youth. Increasing staff education and competency and advocating for welcoming spaces and inclusive practices are ways that emergency medical care providers can offer culturally affirming clinical care to patients and families. Additionally, emergency medical providers can play key roles in advocating for improved health care for TGE youth both within and outside of their health organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100780
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2020


  • dysphoria
  • emergency department
  • gender
  • gender identity
  • transgender
  • youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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