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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Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.


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