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There are so many questions when it comes to medical and mental health. We have gathered a few sources of help here, with more on the way.

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Understanding the Gender Affirmative Model of Care

Gender Affirmative Model of Care means not making assumptions about what a young person’s gender is or should be. It allows them time and space to explore and understand the difference between gender identity and gender expression. After all, a child who shows some gender “creative” behavior may or may not identify as a different gender. They many never wish to transition. Similarly, a child who is insistent in their gender identity may not make stereotypical masculine or feminine choices in hobbies, clothes, or friends.  A Gender Affirmative Model does not rely on social expectations to define care, but rather affirms the child as they are and for what they say. For more information, consider this American Psychological Association article.