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Provider shortages, insurance hurdles complicate treatment for transgender teens

Provider shortages, insurance hurdles complicate treatment for transgender teens
May 31, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — Reality TV star Jazz Jennings knew she was a girl from the moment she could first express herself and knows she was fortunate to have supportive parents who sought out medical care for their transgender child while she was still young.

It has been 3 years since Jennings, now aged 15 years, received her first gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist implant, a therapy used off-label to block puberty. The results, she said, have been life-changing.

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Most patients first seek concussion treatment from PCP

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Family discussions may reduce risky tanning behaviors among adolescent girls

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The Degree of Anisocoria in Pediatric Patients With Horner Syndrome When Compared to Children Without Disease

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2016, Volume 53 Issue 3
To study the magnitude of anisocoria in pediatric patients using the plusoptiX A08 (plusoptiX GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany)…
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Menstruation: September 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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