Costanzo and Dowshen's latest project highlights the importance of policies that affirm the identities of gender-diverse young people and ensure they have access the medical, social and educational support they deserve.
For the fourth year in a row, CHOP has been recognized as an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.
Two CHOP doctors helped the Hospital implement a "preferred name" field in patients' medical record in an effort to make children feel welcome and unafraid and to standardize the use of the preferred name across CHOP.
Federal protections that were set to go into effect in January to ensure transgender individuals were able to access needed medical and mental health services were blocked. Other policy updates are discussed as well.