Gender Program | Pediatric Endocrinology | Connecticut Children's (2022)

The following primary care providers have committed to providing compassionate care for children and adolescents with gender dysphoria.

Center for Pediatric Medicine, PC
Danbury, CT

Children’s Medical Group
Dr. Felicia Wilion
Bloomfield, CT

Farmington Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Farmington, CT

Sari Friedman
Southington, CT

Guilford Family Practice/ProHealth
Guilford, CT

Marlborough Pediatrics/ProHealth
Marlborough, CT

Pediatric Associates of Cheshire
Cheshire, CT

Pediatric Associates of Western CT
Danbury, CT

Pioneer Valley Pediatrics
Enfield, CT & Longmeadow, MA

Pond Place Pediatrics
Prospect, CT

ProHealth Physicians of Manchester
Manchester, CT

Lester Schwartz, MD
Bloomfield, CT

Starling Physicians Ob/Gyn
Kristina Hennessey Hill

Branford

Jordan-Buell Hunt, LCSW
Yale New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael Campus
Branford Adolescent Psychiatric Ambulatory Services
21 Business Park Dr. Branford, CT 06405
PHONE: (203) 488-0471
FAX: (203) 488-6479

Brookfield

Tammi Chelednik, LPC
The Child and Family Institute of Fairfield County
33 Junction Rd Brookfield, CT 06804
PHONE: (203) 740-7296
FAX: (203) 740-7696
www.cficares.org

Cheshire

Debra Horvath, LCSW
345 Highland Ave. Suite 102 Cheshire, CT 06410
PHONE: (203) 272-3055
FAX: (203) 272-3303

(Video) Gender and Sexual Development Program at Children's Hospital

Jennifer Murray, Psy.D.
Jennifer Murray, Psy.D, LLC
The Watch Factory Shoppes 144 Elm St. Cheshire, CT 06410
PHONE: (203) 410-6636

Danbury

Julie Gombieski, APRN
Family & Children’s AID
80 West St. Danbury, CT 06810
PHONE: (203) 748-5689
FAX: (203) 790-8183
www.fcaweb.org

Selena Sawtelle, LCSW
Family & Children’s AID
80 West St. Danbury, CT 06810
PHONE: (203) 748-5689
FAX: (203) 205-2757
www.fcaweb.org

Derby

Dayne Bachmann, LCSW
Twin Peaks Counseling
111 New Haven Ave. #2, Derby, CT 06418
PHONE: (475) 439-9639
FAX: (203) 672-1819
www.twinpeakscounseling.com

Miranda (Mandy) McGuire, Ph.D., LCSW
Parent Child Resource Center
30 Elizabeth St. Derby, CT 06418
PHONE: (203) 954-0543
FAX: (203) 954-0544

Enfield

Helena Gagnon, LPC
Community Health Resources
153 Hazard Ave 1st Floor Enfield, CT 06082 PHONE: (860) 253-5020
FAX: (860) 272-3576
www.chrhealth.org

Karen Myers, LCSW
5 North Main St. Enfield, CT 06082
PHONE: (860) 272-3510
FAX: (860) 253-5555
**FOR ENFIELD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY**

Essex

Jacquelynn Russo-Boudinot, LMFT, CFTP, NCC
Middlesex Wellness & Mediation, LLC
80 Plains Rd. Essex, CT 06426
PHONE: (860) 510-6130

Farmington

Michelle Dicorpo, LMFT
Family Resource & Development Center, LLC
270 Farmington Ave. Suite 347
Farmington, CT 06032
PHONE: (860) 838-4735
FAX: (860) 507-7480
www.frdcllc.com

Jennifer Laptew, LPC, LMHC
Counseling by Jennifer Laptew, LCSW, LLC
304 Main St. Farmington, CT 06032
45 South Main St. Suite 107, West Hartford, CT 06107
PHONE: (860) 538-1930
www.hopehealingchange.com

Glastonbury

Claudia M. Carbonari, M.D.
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
39 Hampshire Drive Glastonbury, CT 06033
PHONE: (860) 633-9522
FAX: (860) 657-3667

Crystal Morlock, LPC
Pursuing Metamorphosis, LLC
122 Naubuc Ave, Suite 104; Glastonbury, CT 06033
PHONE: (860) 375-5850

Sheryll Waring, LPC, LADC
Hopewell Health Solutions
33 Pratt St.
Glastonbury, CT 06073
PHONE: (860) 946-0447
www.hopewellhealthsolutions.com

Groton

Jean Allbee-Roberson, LMFT
Alliance Counseling
333 Long Hill Rd #2, Groton, CT 06340
PHONE: (860) 861-1453
FAX: (860) 446-6918
www.robersonlmft.com

Guilford

Ashlie Befus, LMFT, M.ED
Pathways to the Heart LLC
35 Boston St. Guilford, CT 06437
PHONE: (203) 941-1739
www.pathwaystotheheartllc.com

Hamden

Jennifer Johnston, MA, LPC
375 Mather St. Suite 2, Hamden, CT 06514
PHONE: (203) 745-0733
FAX: (203) 464-3290

Kelly Stutzman, LPC
K-Assist Home Program
196 Magee Drive Hamden, CT 06514
PHONE: (203) 464-2054
FAX: (203) 891-7629

Hartford

Marcia E. Brubeck, JD, MSW, LCSW
Marcia E. Brubeck, LLC Psychotherapy & Advocacy
674 Prospect Ave. Suite 203, Hartford, CT 06105
PHONE: (860) 231-1997
FAX: (860) 231-1960
www.marciabrubeck.com

Carol MacKenzie, LCSW
674 Prospect Ave. Hartford, CT 06105
PHONE: (860) 231-7373

Adriana McCormick, Psy.D
CHC at Connecticut Children’s
76 New Britain Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
PHONE: (860) 547-0970
FAX: (860) 547-0980

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April McLean, PsyD, LADC
Mclean Wellness Group, LLC
4 Park Terrace Hartford, 06106
112 Spencer St. Manchester, 06040
PHONE: (860) 578-4808
FAX: (866) 355-1052
www.mcleanwellnessgroup.com

Yvonne Miceli, LMFT
Pathways EAP
674 Prospect Ave. Hartford, CT 06105
PHONE: (860) 233-6220
FAX: (860) 233-2371

Jayann Pinto-Samuda, LMSW
Hartford Behavioral Health
One Main St. Hartford, CT 06106
Affirmation Center
PHONE: (860) 548-0101
FAX: (860) 548-2045

Laura Saunders, Psy.D, ABPP
The Institute of Living
200 Retreat Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
PHONE: (860) 545-7009

Richard Stillson, Ph.D.
HARTFORD PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
210 Wethersfield Ave Hartford, CT 06114
PHONE: (860) 296-0094

Nicole Wilson, LCSW
The Institute of Living, Child & Adolescent Day Program
200 Retreat Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
PHONE: (860) 696-0028
FAX: (860) 696-0030

Litchfield

Eileen Manela, LCSW
134 East Chestnut Hill Road Litchfield, CT 06759
PHONE: (860) 782-9919
www.eileenmanela.com

Manchester

Sarah Gilbert, LCSW
Transitions Therapy, LLC
642 Hilliard St. Suite 1212 Manchester, CT 06042
PHONE: (860) 884-8372
FAX: (860) 900-0032
www.transitionstherapyllc.com

Sandra Owens, LMFT
Community Health Resources
444 Center St. Manchester, CT 06040
PHONE: (860) 730-8696
FAX: (860) 645-4132
www.chrhealth.org

Mansfield

Michelle Allison, LMFT
638 Browns Rd, Storrs Mansfield, CT 06268
PHONE: (860) 933-5072
www.michelleallisonlmft.com

Linsey McKiernan, LCSW
354 Warrenville Rd. Mansfield, CT 06250
PHONE: (860) 896-5082

Shenandoah Pettit, LCSW
189 Storrs RD, Mansfield Center, CT 06250
PHONE: (860) 423-1016
FAX: (860) 423-1109

Hillary Stern, LCSW
Hillary Stern Therapy
134-A Conantcille Rd. Mansfield, CT 06250
PHONE: (860) 208-8519
FAX: (860) 429-2227
www.hsterntherapy.com

Middlebury

Kris Robles, LCSW
TIDES OF MIND COUNSELING
590 Middlebury Rd Suite B Middlebury, CT 06762
PHONE: (203) 819-0789
FAX: (203) 756-2521

Middletown

Liz Shulman, LMFT
Spring Street Psychiatric Group
7 Spring St. P.O BOX 1018 Middletown, CT 06457
PHONE: (860) 344-9558
FAX: (860) 347-6265

Candice Weigle-Spier, PsyD.
770 Saybrook Rd. Bldg B, Middletown, CT 06457 PHONE: (860) 349-0385
FAX: (860) 343-5391

Mystic

Crystal Morlock, LPC
Mystic Therapy LLC 41 Williams Ave, 2nd Floor; Mystic, CT 06355
PHONE: (774) 312-1629

Susanne Taylor, LMFT
12 Roosevelt Ave Mystic, CT 06355
PHONE: (860) 709-9913

Naugatuck

Victoria Scully-Oakes, LPC
Above and Beyond
305 Church St. Unit #5
Naugatuck, CT 06770
PHONE: (203) 723-7777

Michael Stokes, LPC
STOKES COUNSELING SERVICES
16 Hillside Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770
PHONE: (203) 729-0341
FAX: (203) 723-0702
www.stokescounseling.com

(Video) Pediatric Endocrinology for Fellows

New Fairfield

Helene R. Karlin, Ph.D.
88 State Rt.37 New Fairfield, CT 06812
PHONE: (203) 746-2436
FAX: (203) 746-3205
www.drhelenekarlin.com

New Haven

Nancy Meyer-Lustman, Ph.D.
303 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT 06511
PHONE: (203) 212-9369

Chrystal Shoup D’Aquila, LPC
Foundations Counseling, LLC
59 Elm St. Suite 500
New Haven, CT 06510
PHONE: (860) 987-7408
FAX: (203) 680-3851
www.foundationscounselingct.com

New London

Megan Cameron, LMFT
UCFS Healthcare Behavioral Health Services
351 North Frontage Rd Suite 24 New London, CT 06320
PHONE: (860) 442-4319
FAX: (860) 437-2334
www.ucfs.org

New Milford

Bethany Keck, LCSW
46 Danbury Rd. Unit#6
New Milford, CT 06776
PHONE: (860) 354-5116

Newington

Adrienne Benjamin, LCSW
1268 Main St. Suite 101 Newington, CT 06111
PHONE: (860) 748-1301
FAX: (860) 667-2408

Pam Williams, LCSW
Family & Community Ties Clinician Residences Inc.
50 Rockwell Rd Newington, CT 06111
PHONE: (860) 621-7600
FAX: (860) 621-5117

Norwich

Linda W. Stephens, MSW, LCSW
New Beginnings Behavioral Health
238 West Town St. Norwich, CT 06360
PHONE: (860) 383-2507
FAX: (860) 383-2512

Ashley Webb, LCSW
Keep an Open Mind, LLC
12 Cass St. Suite 202 Norwich, CT 06360
PHONE: (860) 387-4712

Plainville

Stephanie Gingell
Wheeler Clinic 91 Northwest Dr.
Plainville, CT 06062
PHONE: (888) 793-3500
FAX: (860)793-3520

Alisa Palmer-Winston, MA, LPC
Mental Health Counseling & Consultation, LLC
49 Broad St. Suite 2, Plainville, CT 06062
PHONE: (860) 986-6049

Prospect

Traci Hodes, Ph.D.
Kindhearted Awareness
44 Waterbury Rd Suite 2C Prospect, CT 06712
PHONE: (203) 936-6593
www.kindheartedawareness.com

Rockville

Diana Rosen, MFT
26 Union St Rockville, CT 06066
PHONE: (860) 313-1119
FAX: (860) 313-1449

Rocky Hill

Joan Day, LMFT
21 New Britain Ave. Suite 215, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
PHONE: (860) 529-8977
FAX: (860) 788-3616

Simsbury

Jennifer Paul, Ph.D.
St. Francis Behavioral Health Group
30 Dorset Crossing, Suite 400 Simsbury, CT 06070
PHONE: (860) 714-9030
FAX: (860) 651-9707

Southbury

Kristen Kivela, LMSW
Spectrum Behavioral PC
1287 Strongtown Rd. Southbury, CT 06488
PHONE: (203) 819-7580
FAX: (203) 819-7581

Southington

Amy Emery, LCSW
Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Counseling Services
56 Center St. 2nd Floor
Southington, CT 06489
PHONE: (203) 633-4409 / (203) 340-4653 www.hhcounseling.com

Storrs

Tamara Vertefeuille, LCSW
1066 Storrs Rd. Suite E, Storrs, CT 06268
PHONE: (860) 429-2928 ext.7
FAX: (860) 429-2949

Torrington

Victoria Palagy, LMFT
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Center for Youth and Families
50 Litchfield St. Torrington, CT 06790
PHONE: (860) 489-3145
FAX: (860) 489-3391

Kris Robles, LCSW
TIDES OF MIND COUNSELING
990 Migeon Ave Torrington, CT 06790
PHONE: (203) 819-0789
FAX: (203) 756-2521

(Video) MedEClasses I-PPEC Growth Module

Waterbury

Kris Robles, LCSW
TIDES OF MIND COUNSELING
230 Frost Rd. 1st Fl. Waterbury, CT 06705
PHONE: (203) 819-0789
FAX: (203) 756-2521

Watertown

Emily Ann Reim Ifrach, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
LOTUS COUNSELING OF CONNECTICUT
76 Waterbury Park Rd Suite 209E Watertown, CT 06795
PHONE: (203) 707-8962
FAX: (203) 889-5381
www.lotuscounselingct.com

Wauregan

Olivia Locker, MD
Wellness Locker, LLC
19 S. Walnut St, Suite D
Wauregan, CT 06387
PHONE: (860) 412-9138

West Cornwall

Mary Gates, LCSW, MDIV
61 Surdan Mountain Rd. West Cornwall, CT 06796 PHONE: (860) 672-6773

West Hartford

Stephanie Carter, LCSW
FAMILY RESOURCE AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER LLC
41 North Main St 3rd Floor West Hartford, CT 06107
PHONE: (860) 838-4735
FAX: (860) 461-1514
www.frdcllc.com

Elizabeth Cestero, LCSW
2475 Albany Ave. Suite 203B, West Hartford, CT 06117
PHONE: (860) 740-2622

Joshua Cohen, LMFT
The Center for Solutions LLC
1007 Farmington Ave. Suite 5, West Hartford, CT 06107
PHONE: (860) 709-9942
www.joshcohentherapy.com

Geoff Genser, MSW, LCSW
Geoff Genser, LCSW, LLC
270 Farmington Ave. Suite 347 West Hartford, CT 06032
PHONE: (860) 570-0877
FAX: (888) 778-1340
www.ggclinical.com

Kate Keefe, LCSW
The Bridge Family Center Youth & Family Services Department
1038 Farmington Ave. West Hartford, CT 06107
PHONE: (860) 521-8035
FAX: (860) 521-8036
www.bridgefamilycenter.org

Elaine Knowlden, LCSW
920 Farmington Ave. Ste 202
West Hartford, CT 06107
PHONE: (860) 570-4800
FAX: (860) 570-0120
www.eknowldenpsychotherapy.com

Carol Lamson, LCSW
Empower Behavioral Health
309 North Main Street West Hartford, CT 06117
PHONE: (860) 978-4727
FAX: (860) 233-3344

West Haven

Talitha Tramuta, LMFT
Branford Psychotherapy and Counseling, LLC
568 Washington Ave, West Haven, CT 06516
PHONE: (203) 800-1135
FAX: (203) 931-9923

Westport

Amanda Harmon, LCSW
Changing Tides Psychotherapy & Counseling LLC
8 Myrtle Ave Westport, CT 06880
PHONE: (203) 583-1257
www.changingtidestherapy.com

E.Carine Lauterbach, LCSW
EC Therapy
4 Whitney St. Ext. Westport, CT 06880
PHONE: (203) 904-2163
www.ec-therapy.com

Wethersfield

Ozlem Camli, Ph.D.
80 Garden St. Wethersfield, CT 06109
PHONE: (860) 529-5229
FAX: (860) 529-7820

Sharon Cutts, ACSW/LCSW
Sharon Cutts, LCSW LLC
121 Main St./80 Garden S. Old Wethersfield, CT 06109
PHONE: (860) 539-4434

May Fianna, LMFT
(Previously Tuscano)
Fianna Family Therapy
61 Arrow Rd, Suite 201 Wethersfield, CT 06109 PHONE: (860) 856-9773
FAX: (860) 909-0327

Willimantic

Susan Barone, LCSW
Your Story Counseling & EFT Practice
322 Main St Bldg#2 Suite 1-U Wlllimantic, CT 06226 PHONE: (860) 208-3813
FAX: (860) 942-8800

Windsor

Sean Cronin, LCSW, MS, MPH
Spectrum Psychotherapy Centers, LLC
41 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095
PHONE: (860) 246-7999
www.spectrumpsychotherapy.com

Winsted

Nicole Mulhall, LCSW
Measurable Progress Therapy, LLC
100 Whiting Street, Studio 409 Winsted, CT 06098
PHONE: (203) 598-4707
FAX: 1 (888) 453-0519

(Video) Pediatric Gender Dysphoria and Fluidity with Mahmuda Ahmed, MD

Wolcott

Laurin Franco, MS, LPC
1495 Wolcott Rd. Wolcott, CT 06716
PHONE: (203) 879-4424 / (860) 471-0877

Other resources outside of CT

Abigail Reifsnyder, LICSW
SIRACUSA ASSOCIATES
681 Simonds Rd Williamstown, MA 01267
PHONE: (413) 458-9600
FAX: (413) 458-4028

FAQs

What is a gender program? ›

Gender-specific programming provides girls with decisionmaking and life skills that will assist their development into womanhood. Given the importance that girls place on relationships, gender-specific programming teaches positive relationship-building skills.

Can an 11 year old have gender dysphoria? ›

Not all gender-diverse children have gender dysphoria.

But some children do experience gender dysphoria, especially if they experience bullying, stigma or discrimination at school or other places.

What is the most common treatment for gender dysphoria? ›

Medical treatment of gender dysphoria might include: Hormone therapy, such as feminizing hormone therapy or masculinizing hormone therapy. Surgery, such as feminizing surgery or masculinizing surgery to change the chest, external genitalia, internal genitalia, facial features and body contour.

Can gender dysphoria be treated with hormones? ›

Hormone therapy for adults

It's important to remember that hormone therapy is only one of the treatments for gender dysphoria. Others include voice therapy and psychological support. The decision to have hormone therapy will be taken after a discussion between you and your clinic team.

What is a gender responsive program? ›

Gender-responsive programming begins with an assessment of each person's individual risks and needs and considers gender-specific variables particular to females who are incarcerated, such as parent-child relationships, familial reunification, substance abuse, and mental and physical health needs.

What are gender responsive strategies? ›

Gender-responsiveness involves creating an environment through site and staff selection and program development, content, and material that responds to the realities of women's lives and addresses participants' issues.

At what age does a child view gender as permanent? ›

Stage 3: Gender constancy (by age 7)

By about age 6 or 7, children begin to understand that sex is permanent across situations and over time. Once they develop this understanding, they begin to act as members of their sex.

Is it normal for a 10 year old to be non-binary? ›

A young child's exploration of different gender identities is quite common. However, for some children this may continue into later childhood and adolescence. Some people see gender as existing on a spectrum. This includes male, female and a diversity of gender identities such as non-binary and agender (no gender).

What should I do if my child has gender dysphoria? ›

Your child might change their name, pronoun, hairstyle or clothes. For gender-diverse children and teenagers who have gender dysphoria, affirming their gender can help reduce distress. Talking with your child about what they want and what they're comfortable with will help them.

What happens if you don't treat gender dysphoria? ›

Although gender dysphoria is not a mental illness, when not addressed, it may lead to worsening mood issues, depression and anxiety, and may further complicate the issues the individuals may be having. Insurance may cover some illnesses associated with gender dysphoria and gender dysphoria care.

Can ADHD cause gender dysphoria? ›

People living with ADHD may question their gender identity or experience gender dysphoria more often than people without ADHD. But there's no evidence to support a direct cause-and-effect relationship between ADHD and gender nonconformity.

What age can you start hormone therapy? ›

If used in an adolescent, hormone therapy typically begins at age 16. Ideally, treatment starts before the development of secondary sex characteristics so that teens can go through puberty as their identified gender. Many trans girls are treated with a medication to delay the start of puberty.

At what age can you start testosterone? ›

If used in an adolescent, hormone therapy typically begins at age 16. Ideally, treatment starts before the development of secondary sex characteristics so that teens can go through puberty as their identified gender.

Can I start testosterone at 14? ›

Doctors can prescribe estrogen or testosterone at gradually higher amounts to mimic the puberty of the female or male gender. The Endocrine Society recommends that kids start taking these hormones around age 16, but doctors will start them as early as 13 or 14.

Can gender dysphoria be caused by trauma? ›

Gender Dysphoria and Complex Trauma

Maltreatment experiences may include: severe neglect; exposure to domestic violence; intensive, painful medical conditions; and physical and sexual abuse (Zilberstein, 2014). Often, children suffering from complex trauma face a combination of these experiences (Ford et al., 2010).

What are gender-sensitive programs? ›

GENDER-SENSITIVE programming refers to programmes where gender norms, roles and inequalities have been considered and awareness of these issues has been raised, although appropriate actions may (more...)

What is gender assessment tool? ›

The Gender Assessment Tool (GAT) is comprised of critical questions, as in gender analysis. The GAT helps you determine the gender-responsiveness of a policy or programme.

What is the difference between gender-sensitive and gender responsive? ›

If you are aware of how gender influences the opportunities of individuals in society, you are “gender-sensitive”. If you actively address the causes of gender inequality, you are being “gender-responsive”.

What triggers dysphoria? ›

“There are different things that might trigger your dysphoria, such as seeing a photograph of yourself, looking at yourself in the mirror, looking at yourself naked, being intimate with someone, feeling that your voice is too feminine or too masculine, being misgendered, being perceived as your assigned gender, being ...

How do I know if my child has gender dysphoria? ›

Children are typically diagnosed with gender dysphoria if they have experienced significant distress for at least six months and at least six of the following: strong desire to be of the other gender or an insistence that they are the other gender. strong preference for wearing clothes typical of the opposite gender.

What are the 7 genders? ›

Through these conversations with real people Benestad has observed seven unique genders: Female, Male, Intersex, Trans, Non-Conforming, Personal, and Eunuch.

What do I call my Nonbinary child? ›

A non-binary person may want to be addressed by gender neutral pronouns like “they” and “them” instead of she/her or he/him. They may also choose a new name, especially if their given name is often associated with a traditional gender.

How does gender identity develop? ›

Gender identity typically develops in stages: Around age two: Children become conscious of the physical differences between boys and girls. Before their third birthday: Most children can easily label themselves as either a boy or a girl. By age four: Most children have a stable sense of their gender identity.

What is it called when your not a boy or girl? ›

Non-binary: An adjective describing a person who does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman. Non-binary people may identify as being both a man and a woman, somewhere in between, or as falling completely outside these categories. While many also identify as transgender, not all non-binary people do.

What is the most common outcome of gender dysphoria in childhood? ›

With regard to sexual orientation, the most likely outcome of childhood GID is homosexuality or bisexuality.

What kind of doctor can diagnose gender dysphoria? ›

Primary care physicians often play an important role in diagnosis and initiation of treatment of gender dysphoria. However, gender dysphoria is preferentially diagnosed by a specialized psychologist or psychiatrist.

Is gender dysphoria a disability us? ›

For the first time, a federal appeals court has joined a growing number of district courts and ruled that gender dysphoria – a medical condition where an “incongruence between their gender identity and assigned sex” results in “clinically significant distress” – can be a disability under federal disability ...

What are 4 genders? ›

In English, the four genders of noun are masculine, feminine, common, and neuter.

How long does it take to get diagnosed with gender dysphoria? ›

To make a diagnosis, your provider will take your medical history and, in some cases, do a full psychiatric evaluation. Gender dysphoria is diagnosed if you have had two symptoms or more for at least 6 months.

Does gender dysphoria need to be diagnosed? ›

The “diagnosis” of gender dysphoria has become a requirement for receiving medically necessary gender-affirming care for patients, even though the diagnosis doesn't apply to all trans people. As with all forms of health care, a diagnosis is required for an insurer to pay for medically necessary care.

What gender does ADHD affect the most? ›

Males are generally more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than females, with a male to female ratio of approximately 4:1 in community samples. In the DSM-IV field trials, the sex ratio varied across subtypes.

Is there a correlation between ADHD and bisexuality? ›

Conversely, higher prevalence of same-sex sexual behavior has been observed in clinical psychiatric patients. For instance, more adults with ADHD identified themselves as bisexual compared with individuals without ADHD (Barkley, Murphy, & Fischer, 2008).

Do people with ADHD struggle with gender? ›

Kids with ADHD can be overwhelmed and preoccupied with their gender journey and extra reactive sometimes. Unmanaged, complicated feelings can lead to bigger issues, , so it's important to make sure your child is getting therapeutic support around both emotional sensitivity and regulation.

Is HRT safe for children? ›

A study of nearly 55,000 children finds that growth hormone therapy is generally very safe, but orthopedic problems can occur, and survivors of childhood cancer are at an increased risk of a new neoplasm.

Can hormones cause gender dysphoria? ›

Although there is no research that shows that males or females exposed to progesterone in the womb or other estrogenic drugs, such as diethylstilbestrol (DES) may have a raised risk of gender dysphoria; there may be an association in some atypical aspects of gender role behavior.

How long does a child take growth hormone? ›

Treatment is done with daily injections of synthetic growth hormone. Results are often seen as soon as 3 to 4 months after treatment starts. The treatment lasts several years, usually until late puberty when growing is finished.

What are gender-sensitive programs? ›

GENDER-SENSITIVE programming refers to programmes where gender norms, roles and inequalities have been considered and awareness of these issues has been raised, although appropriate actions may (more...)

What does gender mean in education? ›

Gender refers to the socially constructed roles, behavior, activities and attributes that a given society at a given time and place considers appropriate for men and women, and boys and girls and the relationships between them.

What is the importance of gender awareness? ›

Gender awareness is necessary because no one is ever completely able to 'step outside' of the social and cultural processes that partly shape our identities, values and perceptions, but we can still develop ways of reflecting and ways of interrogating ourselves, and this is very important for group work and group ...

What do you mean by gender empowerment? ›

Gender empowerment is conceived as a process by which women can overcome many of the hurdles that they face such as education, work status, employment opportunities, health care, social security, position in decision making by virtue of their gender.

What are the 5 levels of gender mainstreaming? ›

The five principles of gender mainstreaming
  • Gender-sensitive language. ...
  • Gender-specific data collection and analysis. ...
  • Equal access to and utilisation of services. ...
  • Women and men are equally involved in decision making. ...
  • Equal treatment is integrated into steering processes.

What are the three levels of gender mainstreaming? ›

Those grids will be used as framework to perform the three Gender Mainstreaming Steps4, being (i) gender sensitive analysis and strategic planning; (ii) implementation and (iii) gender sensitive monitoring and assessment.

What is an example of gender sensitivity? ›

Indicators of gender-sensitive service include: refraining from discriminating against or stereotyping clients on the basis of sex or gender, treating all clients with equal respect, offering gender sensitivity training to all employees, and providing adequate representation of female care providers.

What is gender fairness for kids? ›

According to UNICEF, gender equality means that all children have the same rights, resources, opportunities, and protections that can help them fulfill their full potential.

What are the main gender issues in education? ›

The lack of knowledge, awareness and acceptance of the reality of girls and women, their different needs and competencies, leads to sex stereotyping and other hidden forms of discrimination (sexist curricula and syllabi, textbooks, teaching materials, sexist language and interactions, sex-stereotyped guidance and ...

Who is more vulnerable boys or girls? ›

Kraemer's research showed that the male fetus is at greaterrisk of death or damage, and by the time the baby is born a boyis four to six weeks less developed than a girl. Boys generally have more psychological problems duringtheir early upbringing and require attention, making them morevulnerable to poor parental care.

How does gender affect a child's development? ›

Gender also affects physical growth in infancy. Weight, length, and head circumference are greater in boys than in girls throughout the first year of life (Geary, Pringle, Rodeck, Kingdom, & Hindmarsh, 2003). These growth differences are related to hormonal differences between boys and girls.

What factors affect gender identity? ›

Factors that Influence Gender Identity

Biological factors that may influence gender identity include pre- and post-natal hormone levels and genetic makeup. Social factors include ideas regarding gender roles conveyed by family, authority figures, mass media, and other influential people in a child's life.

Why is gender important in development? ›

Gender is an important consideration in development. It is a way of looking at how social norms and power structures impact on the lives and opportunities available to different groups of men and women. Globally, more women than men live in poverty.

What are the key concepts of gender equality? ›

Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. Everyone is affected by gender inequality - women, men, trans and gender diverse people, children and families. It impacts people of all ages and backgrounds.

What does GEM mean in gender? ›

The Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) is an index designed to measure gender equality.

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