Jul 26, 2021
Think your child might be trans? Cristina Olivetti Spencer and Dr. Dre Irizarry, MD provide a compassionate, realistic view of what's ahead for parents of self-Identifying trans youth. The number of young people seeking clinical services appears to be growing as well. A major clinic in the United Kingdom saw a more than 300 percent increase in referrals over the past three years. In the U.S., where youth gender clinics are somewhat newer—40 or so are scattered across the country—solid numbers are harder to come by. Anecdotally, though, clinicians are reporting large upticks in new referrals, and waiting lists can stretch to five months or longer.