MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A pediatric health system in Minnesota is opening a new clinic meant to provide comprehensive care for youth who identify as transgender or gender-diverse.
Children’s Minnesota officials announced Tuesday that the clinic will provide an array of services, including hormone treatment and a variety of counseling, advice and psychological care.READ MORE: Semi Driver Killed In I-94 Crash In St. Michael, State Patrol Says
Dr. Angela Kate Goepferd, the clinic’s medical director, tells the Star Tribune that while almost 3 percent of Minnesota’s high school students identify as gender diverse, many children don’t know where to turn when they first have questions about gender and identity.READ MORE: Man Charged With Murder In Gunfight-Turned-Crash That Killed Autumn Merrick, 18
The clinic is scheduling appointments and will open to patients on April 22.
Family Tree Clinic in St. Paul created a clinic and hormone therapy program in 2015 for transgender and gender identity patients. They now make up 28 percent of the clinic’s practice.MORE NEWS: Stray Bullets Hit Daycare, Multiple Homes In Brooklyn Park
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