About the organization:
The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) is an umbrella organization made up of the leadership of the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Pediatric Society, the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and the Society for Pediatric Research. The purpose of the Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) is to promote optimal health for children by building on the efforts and expertise of the member organizations, and on the relationships between the member organizations to accomplish shared goals.
Statement in Support of Transgender Children and Youth,
their Families, and Health Care Providers
"We stand with pediatricians who partner with families every day to make the best possible decision for each individual child based on available research and evidence pertinent to that child’s care. Transgender and gender diverse children and youth deserve to lead safe, healthy lives in environments that allow them to be their authentic selves. That can only happen if physicians are allowed to treat these children in the same manner, and with the same respect, that we expect them to treat every other child. Our mission to advance child health will succeed only if we work to improve health outcomes for all children."
Date: March 28, 2022
Updated on Apr 5, 2023