Due to "concerns" about "restrictions on access to health care with bans on gender-affirming care in more than 20 states," the American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP) will expand its guidelines on gender-affirming treatments for minors.
The AAP confirmed that it will draw on data amassed since it issued its first guidance for medical professionals in 2018, called Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents, to develop the new policy.
The AAP Board of Directors voted to reaffirm the 2018 AAP policy statement on gender-affirming care and authorized development of an expanded set of guidance for pediatricians based on a systematic review of the evidence.
"(AAP) will continue to ensure young people get the reproductive and gender-affirming care they need and are seen, heard and valued as they are," said Mark Del Monte, CEO and executive vice president of AAP.
AAP reaffirmed its gender-affirming care policy & authorized expanded guidance.https://t.co/0mg6CUEAKm
— AAP News (@AAPNews) August 4, 2023