Young Children Do Not Receive Medical Gender Transition Treatment
Some children identify with a gender that does not match their sex assigned at birth. These children are referred to as transgender, gender-diverse or gender-expansive. Doctors will listen to children and their family members, offer information, and in some cases connect them with mental health care, if needed.
But for children who have not yet started puberty, there are no recommended drugs, surgeries or other gender-transition treatments.
Recent social media posts shared the misleading claim that medical institutions in North Carolina are “transitioning toddlers,” which they called an “experimental treatment.” The posts referenced a blog post published by the Education First...