Hospitals helping children cope with gender ID issues

By Mackenzie Carpenter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

They come in the door as early as age 6: a boy who knows she’s a girl, a girl who knows he’s a boy. Or they’re not quite sure either way, but feel uncertainty, pain and confusion about the gender they were assigned at birth.

At Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and at hospitals across the country, clinics are springing up to help children and adolescents navigate the emotionally and physically charged issues of gender identity, a response to demands from a younger generation of parents and greater cultural acceptance of difference.

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