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Pediatric Gender Identity

Gender-affirming Care for Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth

  • Michelle Forcier
  • Gerrit Van Schalkwyk
  • Jack L. Turban

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Elizabeth S. Perzanowski, Tony Ferraiolo, Alex S. Keuroghlian
    Pages 1-13
  3. Mamatha Challa, Caroline Scott, Jack L. Turban
    Pages 15-31
  4. Jenifer K. McGuire, Quinlyn J. Morrow
    Pages 33-46
  5. Baudewijntje P. C. Kreukels, Sarah M. Burke
    Pages 47-62
  6. Christy L. Olezeski, Wendy P. Bamatter
    Pages 63-79
  7. Alison M. Jost, Agnieszka Janicka
    Pages 101-109
  8. Jaye Watts, Chelsea Graham
    Pages 111-123
  9. Marijn Arnoldussen, Annelou L. C. de Vries
    Pages 125-135
  10. Roy H. T. van Vlerken, Coralie E. Fuchs, Anna I. R. van der Miesen
    Pages 137-148
  11. Zheala Qayyum, Erin Ursillo, Kristen Sayles, Gerrit Van Schalkwyk
    Pages 149-160
  12. Teresa Daniels, Micaela Condon
    Pages 161-170
  13. Diane Ehrensaft
    Pages 171-185
  14. Kathleen Chung, Sarah Rhoads, Alicia Rolin, Andrew C. Sackett-Taylor, Michelle Forcier
    Pages 187-202
  15. Leena Nahata, Anna Valentine, Amy C. Tishelman
    Pages 203-217
  16. Vikram G. Mookerjee, Jonathan P. Brower, Daniel Kwan
    Pages 219-229
  17. Naomi Libby, Maria Trumpler
    Pages 231-240
  18. Cecil R. Webster Jr., Cynthia J. Telingator
    Pages 241-254

About this book


This book serves as a guide to key topics regarding pediatric gender identity to help clinicians better care for transgender and gender diverse youth. Written by experts in the field, it covers critical considerations for child health providers from a variety of disciplines in a range of clinical settings.  Patients, families and other community agencies can also find useful information about current practices and recommendations for care and support. The text begins by overviewing terminology, epidemiology, gender identity development, and relevant neurobiology.  Next, the text focuses on the emergence of affirmative treatment paradigms using a patient-centered, consent based framework. Topics include psychotherapeutic support, gender-affirming medical and surgical care, management of co-existing psychiatric conditions, sexual health and fertility, legal considerations, international considerations, and more. 

Pediatric Gender Identity can be used as a framework to address core clinical issues and offers practical considerations for gender-affirming care. Using the growing science and understanding of gender development, this book is an excellent resource for all professionals working with gender diverse youth, including child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, psychologists, therapists, researchers, school and educational leaders, and students.


Pediatric gender dysphoria Transgender youth Gender development Gender identity and college Gender variant youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Michelle Forcier
    • 1
  • Gerrit Van Schalkwyk
    • 2
  • Jack L. Turban
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Human BehaviorBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  3. 3.Division of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

About the editors

Michelle Forcier 
Department of Pediatrics 
Brown University 
Providence, RI 

Jack L. Turban 
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Boston, MA 

Gerrit Van Schalkwyk 
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior 
Brown University 
Providence, RI 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Gender Identity
  • Book Subtitle Gender-affirming Care for Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth
  • Editors Michelle Forcier
    Gerrit Van Schalkwyk
    Jack L. Turban
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-38908-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-38909-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 283
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
    Clinical Psychology
    Pediatric Surgery
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