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I Want to Be Like Nature Made Me: Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Children in the US In this report, based on interviews with intersex adults, parents of intersex children, and medical practitioners working with intersex people, interACT and Human Rights Watch document the fall-out from that medical paradigm, and the failure of the medical community to regulate itself effectively. There have been changes in practice in recent years, with many doctors now advising against surgery on infants and young children. But even so, surgery continues to be practiced on children with atypical sex characteristics too young to participate in the decision, when those procedures both carry a meaningful risk of harm and can be safely deferred.  
Implementing System Wide Policy and Practice Improvements to Support LGBTQ+ Youth and Families with Child Welfare System Involvement Kristen Weber and Bill Bettencourt This report describes the processes and outcomes associated with implementing Guidelines for Managing Information Related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression and Identity in Child Welfare Systems in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The Guidelines outline ways in which child welfare jurisdictions can implement system wide innovations to better serve LGBTQ+ youth and their families.   May 2021
In-Home Resources for Families of LGBTQ Youth This brief reviews resources and best practices for supporting LGBTQ youth and their families in-home settings.  
Information Packet: Transgender Youth in Child Welfare Settings Sikerwar & Rider This fact sheet reviews the experiences of transgender youth in the child welfare system. It offers a brief overview of national legislation and best practices for agencies.   2015


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