Orange County Hospitals To Offer Focused, Specialized Care For Transgender Children
“Our job is to understand who these children and adolescents really believe they are and help them become the person they see themselves as, not what other people see them as,” said Dr. Mark Daniels, chief of endocrinology at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Orange County Register:
Transgender Children Now Have Access To Specialized Care At 2 Orange County Hospitals
Transgender youth no longer need to travel long distances to have their health needs met with the opening of two Orange County hospital programs offering medical and psychological services. Last month, Children’s Hospital of Orange County launched the Gender, Puberty and Sex Development Program. In the fall, UC Irvine Medical Center opened the Pediatric Gender Diversity Program. California insurers are required by state law to cover gender transition services for children and adults. Both Orange hospitals offer coordinated, focused care that ranges from family counseling and social support to hormone treatment. (Perkes, 2/21)
In other news from across the state —
Sacramento Clinics Offer Free Dental Screenings For Sacramento Children
Free dental screenings for those up to 18 years in age will be held Tuesday and through April in Sacramento as part of efforts to provide early dental health to more California kids. The free screenings will check for any obvious signs of cavities or signs of tooth decay, said Danielle Cannarozzi, community outreach representative for Liberty Dental Plan, a Medi-Cal dental care provider and an event sponsor. Those screened will also receive a preventative coating of fluoride varnish to strengthen their tooth enamel, she said. (Buck, 2/21)