May 10, 2021
Addressing the LGBTQ Pediatric Patient
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Podcast: Addressing the LGBTQ Pediatric Patient

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Target Audience

This activity is targeted toward primary care adult and pediatric specialties.

Statement of Need

For pediatricians to be able to provide quality care with optimal patient outcomes, it is important that they provide inclusive care to all patients. This also includes an understanding of how to create an inclusive environment for the LGBTQ patient as well as recognizing the health disparities that are unique to the LGBTQ patient.


At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define key terms; including gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation 
  2. Discuss the characteristics of an inclusive office environment 
  3. Review the American Academy of Pediatrics approach of the Gender Affirming Care Model 
  4. Describe the clinical and psychological comorbidities that LBGTQ youth are at higher risk for.


Erin Frazier, M.D. Pediatrician Norton Children's Medical Group – Broadway


Suzanne Kingery, M.D. Pediatric Endocrinology Norton Children's Endocrinology

Moderator, Speaker and Planner Disclosures

The speaker, moderator and planners for this activity have no potential or actual conflicts of interest to disclose.


Commercial Support

There was no commercial support for this activity.


Physician Credits

American Medical Association


Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release | May 2021

Updated Termination Date | May 2024; Reviewed by Dr. Kingery and information determined current.

Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical Education; (502) 446-5955 or


Resources for Additional Study

A Call to Improve Guidelines for Transgender Health and Well-being: Promoting Youth-Centered and Gender-Inclusive Care

Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists

Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender- Diverse Children and Adolescents


Family Acceptance Project,


Greater Louisville Medical Society,

GLMA is an organization that works to ensure health equity for the LGBTQ community.


Human Rights Campaign-Advocacy for the LGBTQ population,


Louisville Youth Group,

Louisville Youth Group (LYG) is the primary LGBTQIA+ nonprofit community serving LGBTQIA+ youth in Kentuckiana. We provide a safe space for gender and sexuality diverse young adults to grow their identities, learn leadership skills, and develop the tools needed to both thrive personally and to act as agents of change in their communities.


The Norton Children’s Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Education (PAGE) program provides gender-affirming care for children, teens and young adults whose gender identity is different from their sex at birth (transgender) and those who don’t identify with the traditional definitions of male or female (gender diverse).



PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.

The Trevor Project,

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.


“Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender- Diverse Children and Adolescents.” by Rafferty J. MD, et al. Pediatrics


“Office-Based Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth”. by Levine, D.A MD, and the COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE. Pediatrics 

“Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth in Inclusive and Affirmative Environments” by Hadland, S. MD, MPH, MS, Yehia, B. MD, MPP, MSc, Makadon, H.J., MD, Pediatric Clinics of North America

“Health and Wellness for LGBTQ” by Hunt, L. MD, Vennat, M. BS, MD, Waters, J. MD. Advances in Pediatrics.


“Healthcare Preferences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth” by Hoffman, N. M.D., Freeman, K. Ph.D., and Swann, S. Ph.D. Journal of Adolescent Health!/content/journal/1-s2.0-S1054139X09000962 


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