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Download this file (gvkids.pdf)Medical care for gender variant children and young people: families\\\' ques[Archive copy hosted by UK Trans Info]
Access this URL (http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130107105354/http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_082954.pdf)Medical care for gender variant children and young people: families\' question[Link to copy hosted by National Archives - Department of Health]

Brief Summary

This publication provides answers to the questions typically asked by parents of gender variant children and young people (up to the age of 17). It aims to help families to understand about gender variance and gives some suggestions about how to respond. 

Extract from Booklet

Parents, as well as other family members, are often deeply concerned if their children’s behaviour is more like that of children of the opposite gender, or they show signs that they are not comfortable with their physical sex appearance. 

The publication also gives contact details for the organisations that offer help and describes other sources of information that families should find useful. 

This publication has been written in consultation with parents of gender variant children and young people, and is also based on the authors’ work with this group. 

In 2005, the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), in collaboration with Mermaids, ran an international symposium for doctors from around the world who care for children and young people experiencing gender variance. GIRES and Mermaids remain in close contact with these professionals. 

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