A central component of this program is that it is housed within Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. Led by board certified, fellowship trained pediatric endocrinologists, The Child and Adolescent Gender Center clinic is a multidisciplinary program that brings all of the subspecialties that gender-exploring children and adolescents need to access — pediatric endocrinology, adolescent medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work, legal, and educational professionals to ensure the best possible care, Often patients benefit from a multidisciplinary specialty approach in partnership with their primary care provider. Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe people whose gender identity is not consistent with the sex assigned to them at birth.
Madeline Deutsch specializes in providing primary care for gender and sexual minorities, including individuals from the transgender, nonbinary gender, gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer communities. Other areas of interest include contraception management and working with patients who have more than one mental health condition. In addition, Deutsch has special interests in disease prevention, dietary and lifestyle approaches to improving health, and integrative medicine.
The CAGC team believes that being transgender is a normal variation in gender identity. As of May,the American Psychiatric Association has replaced the term "gender identity disorder" with the term "gender dysphoria. Medical treatment may include administration of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists GnRH-A.
We offer full spectrum gender procedures for trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including MTF surgery and FTM surgery. Our surgeons have together completed more than 35 years of post medical surgical training and practice, boasting some of the lowest phalloplasty complication rates in the world. We want to provide more access to high-quality surgical care across the country that strengthens understanding, support, and acceptance for the trans community.
Diane Ehrensaft, Ph. Ehrensaft heads Mind the Gap, the mental health child gender specialist consortium within the center. Bay Area child, adolescent, and family therapists with specialization or interest in being trained in the gender affirmative model of mental health care can contact Dr.
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If you have questions, you can email us at affirm sfsu. Nick Gorton is an openly transgender physician. Gorton has a twice-weekly clinic focusing on transgender patients at the Lyon-Martin Clinic in San Francisco.
The young people we serve feel a strong conflict between their gender inner sense of who they are as male, female, or somewhere on the gender spectrum and their physical sex characteristics. They represent an often misunderstood and marginalized population facing a high degree of risk of psychiatric and social challenges, including depression, drug use, isolation, discrimination, and suicide. Ina unique consortium of professionals specializing in gender issues came together to form the CAGC. Each came with a singular purpose: to provide these vulnerable young people and their families with comprehensive services grounded in notions of affirmative care and support.
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JM's work as Trans Health Manager at Lyon-Martin focused on provider education, policy advocacy, and direct patient care. As a trans person, JM is all too familiar with the barriers trans communities face in accessing health care. Working to improve access to trans health and working with the trans community directly is not just their career, but their passion.