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Transgenderism in children – eclipse of parental responsibility?

A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California September 30, 2014. The University of California will designate gender-neutral restrooms at its 10 campuses to accommodate transgender students, in a move that may be the first of its kind for a system of colleges in the United States. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTR48EXX

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In a September 17, 2018 online publication, Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a new policy statement.

They recommend, inter alia, “that youth be provided with access to comprehensive gender-affirming and developmentally appropriate health care” and that insurance plans “offer coverage specific to the needs of youth who identify as transgender, including coverage for medical, psychological and, when appropriate, surgical interventions”.

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