Trans Awareness Month: Providing Transgender Healthcare for Youth

Event held by HQA – HealthQueer Alliance on 11/09/2020:

HQA heard from Dr. Kristin Dayton, a pediatric endocrinologist here at UF, about providing affirmative care for transgender youth. Dr. Dayton did her Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship here at UF and is now head of the UF Youth Gender Program. We heard about the team that comprises the Youth Gender Program, the importance of community support, psychological considerations for trans youth, and the step-wise process of providing gender affirming therapy for youth into adulthood. Here’s to hoping that everyone left this meeting a more inclusive individual and future health professional!