Resources for Transgender Families

Transgender youth and their families often have unique experiences that can be challenging to navigate and often experience adverse health and social outcomes. These experiences include discrimination, disrespect, refusal to use preferred name and pronouns, and outright denial of medical care when requested. Here at Philadelphia FIGHT Pediatrics, you should know that you are welcome! We will do all we can to support you and your family. Below are some resources that you might find helpful.

Resources for Transgender patients and parents

Support Groups

Crisis Hotlines

It is common for transgender people to feel unhappy with life, especially while they are young. Many transgender people feel suicidal, or consider taking their own life, at some point in their lives. If you are feeling this way, you are not alone. Please reach out to a therapist or other healthcare professional if you are having thoughts about ending your life.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please reach out to one of the following LGBTQ-friendly crisis hotlines:

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