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Transgender Adolescents
Adolescents with a Chronic Illness


Transgender Adolescents

Please find additional clinical care guideline in SAHM’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinical Care Resource: LGBT Youth
Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People
World Professional Association for Transgender Health, 2012
The goal of the Standards of Care is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, in order to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment.
Guidelines for Pubertal Suspension and Gender Reassignment for Transgender Adolescents
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 2011
Included are recommendations that are part of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons, developed and published by the Endocrine Society.
Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline
The Endocrine Society, 2009
These guidelines were formulated to establish practice guidelines for endocrine treatment of transsexual persons. It also includes recommendations for working with transsexual adolescents.

Adolescents with a Chronic Illness

Psychosocial Support for Youth Living With HIV
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014 (J. Martinez, and R. Chakraborty)
This clinical report provides guidance for the pediatrician in addressing the psychosocial needs of adolescents and young adults living with HIV, which can improve linkage to care and adherence to life-saving antiretroviral therapy. 
The Adolescent with a Chronic Condition
The World Health Organization, 2007
The aim of this report is to present data related to the epidemiology of chronic diseases during adolescence, to review their impact on the psychosocial processes of adolescence and to provide evidence-based suggestions on how to manage young people with chronic conditions. 
The Adolescent with a Chronic Condition: Developmental Issues
Disease in Childhood, 2003 (J. Suris, P. Michaud, R. Viner)
The aim of this paper is to analyze the reciprocal effects of chronic conditions and adolescent development by reviewing the effect of chronic disease on growth and puberty and on psychosocial development, and the effect of developmental issues on the course and management of chronic disease.

The goal of the AHRQ-funded project, Youth Providers 2.0 (YP2.0), is to improve the use of evidence-based practices among health care providers caring for adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this goal, SAHM will engage in a number of activities using new media to improve the dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) to health professionals.

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