There is quite a political backlash about the pediatric tranny stuff reportedly going on at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Tennessee. Unfortunately, we may have something quite similar going on here at our flagship state university’s hospital system.
UNC Children’s Hospital has a Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic for Gender Wellness. Here’s MORE:
[…] The team provides a number of resources for patients and families.
- Pediatric endocrinologists provide expertise about puberty suppression for children in early puberty, as well as gender-affirming hormone therapy for management of gender dysphoria in older adolescents.
- Pediatric psychologists and psychiatrists provide integrated and coordinated, high-quality gender-informed care for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals and their families.
- And social workers work collaboratively with patients, their families and the medical team, offering education, support and navigation through the process of gender-affirming treatment.
The clinic is “probably the only collaborative effort of its kind in North Carolina,” shared Perry. “There’s definitely specialists operating individually throughout the state, but our center is more far-reaching and comprehensive as far as trying to meet all the needs in one place with one team so patients don’t have to bounce around to get all their needs met.”
In addition to the support from a wide range of specialists, the UNC School of Medicine recognizes that trainees across the system need experience in providing gender-affirming care.
“I have loved seeing the interest from different departments across campus that want to make sure they are gender-affirming,” said Perry. “It’s important to be willing and able to train our future health care providers in all realms.”[…]
The UNC Medical School has a Gender-Affirming Care Clinic:
[…] Our supervising providers are Dr. Karen Kimmel-Scott,Dr. Tonia Poteat, and Dr. Rita Lahlou, who are all faculty in the departments of Family and Internal Medicine at UNC and have years of clinical experience with gender affirming care. The many of our student providers are queer and/or trans, and several speak Spanish. We provide the following services:
- free visits
- prescriptions for hormone therapy
- general primary care needs
- letters of support for surgery, and
- access to other resources or referrals within SHAC and the community
At this time we are unable to offer hormones for free, but we hope to in the near future. We currently can only see people who are 18 years or older, but can provide referrals to sources of care. […]
In other words, they can help you, um — take CARE of the kiddies.
UNC’s School of Psychiatry has a Gender Equity and Wellness Initiative:
Our mission is to provide coordinated evidence-based care for gender diverse individuals ages 4-30 years and their families exploring or undergoing gender affirming treatment in the state of North Carolina and the local Southeast region. […]
“Individuals ages 4-30”. Did you catch THAT?
Tennesee’s state legislature is looking into the grooming allegations at Vanderbilt. What say YOU, Timmy? Uncle Phil?