Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America, 1st Edition

Authors :
Stewart Adelson & Harvey J. Makadon & Nadia L. Dowshen & Robert Garofalo

The Guest Editors of this issue have come together with the goal of producing a useful, basic guide on this population for pediatric primary care clinicians. Topics in this issue address: Caring for LGBT Youth & Families in Inclusive and Affir......view more

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The Guest Editors of this issue have come together with the goal of producing a useful, basic guide on this population for pediatric primary care clinicians. Topics in this issue address: Caring for LGBT Youth & Families in Inclusive and Affirmative Environments; Mental Health and the Development of Sexual Orientation and Gender in Children and Adolescents; What the Primary care Pediatrician Needs to Know about Gender Variance in Children and Adolescents; Clinical Implications of Stigma, Minority Stress, and Resilience as Predictors of Health and Mental Health Outcomes; LGBT Youth and Bullying; LGBT Youth and Family Acceptance; HIV, Other Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Sexual Health in LGBT Youth; Substance Abuse Prevention, Assessment & Treatment for LGBT Youth; Body Image and Disordered Eating among LGBT Youth; and Sociocultural Factors and LGBT Youth’s Health-related behavior. Pediatricians will come away with a solid understanding of recognizing and communicating with LGBT children and adolescents.

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By Stewart L. Adelson, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Cornell Weill Medical College; Harvey J. Makadon, MD, Harvard Medical School; Nadia L. Dowshen, MD, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention, Chicago, IL