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Melina Wald, PhD, clinical director of the Gender Identity Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, said there is increasing understanding that gender is on a spectrum.
Source:The New York Times
“The APA doesn’t really have an official position on the best way to treat the kids,” says Jack Drescher, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia regarding gender-affirming care.
Melina Wald, director of the Gender Identity Program at Columbia, says that waiting to transition can create additional psychological distress for a child.
Source:MARIE CLAIRENovember 24, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen says that the impact of the pandemic on queer people depends on who surrounds them—both physically and virtually.
Source:Verywell MindOctober 13, 2020
“Although family rejection is the biggest contributor to homelessness among LGBTQ youth, other factors, such as poverty, can contribute,” says Dr. Jeffrey Cohen.
Source:The TelegraphOctober 9, 2020
“We know from research and clinical experience that a negative reaction to coming out can be very hurtful and cause lasting pain,” said Dr. Jeff Cohen.
- September 22, 2020
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, it was common to hear, “the virus is the great equalizer.” However, this has not been true for the Transgender and Non-Binary (TGNB) community.
Source:ViceSeptember 14, 2020
"Some trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming young people have been able to explore and better understand themselves and their identities during lockdown," Dr. Jeffrey Cohen explains.
- June 26, 2020
The Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling asserting that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits firing a person from their job on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Source:MedscapeSeptember 12, 2019
"We've known that there's a strong association between gender minority stress and poor health outcomes," Dr. William Byne said. "This just makes it a little bit more concrete."
Source:Washington PostSeptember 11, 2019
Dr. William Byne, said that conversion therapy is especially harmful to children, who “should be building a foundation based on resilience and self-esteem.”