About the organization:
The Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES) is the leading professional society for this specialty in the United States. The mission of PES is to advance and promote the endocrine health and well-being of children and adolescents. The PES has over 1,400 members representing the multiple disciplines of Pediatric Endocrinology.
The PES Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth Special Interest Group is dedicated to providing safe, comprehensive and evidence based medical care to transgender and gender nonconforming youth.
Transgender Health Position Statement
"Medical intervention for transgender youth and adults (including puberty suppression, hormone therapy and medically indicated surgery) is effective, relatively safe (when appropriately monitored), and has been established as the standard of care. Federal and private insurers should cover such interventions as prescribed by a physician as well as the appropriate medical screenings that are recommended for all body tissues that a person may have."
Date: December 2020
Proper Care of Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons in the Setting of Proposed Discrimination: A Policy Perspective
Abby Walch, Caroline Davidge-Pitts, Joshua D Safer, Ximena Lopez, Vin Tangpricha, Sean J Iwamoto, Proper Care of Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons in the Setting of Proposed Discrimination: A Policy Perspective, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, dgaa816, https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgaa816.
Date: December 2020
Statement on Gender Affirmative Approach to Care from the Pediatric Endocrine Society Special Interest Group on Transgender Health
Ximena Lopez, Maja Marinkovic, Toni Eimicke, Stephen M. Rosenthal & Jerrold S. Olshan, “Statement on gender-affirmative approach to care from the pediatric endocrine society special interest group on transgender health.” Current opinion in pediatrics vol. 29,4 (2017): 475-480. doi:10.1097/MOP.0000000000000516
"[T]ransgender youth have optimal outcomes when affirmed in their gender identity, through support by their families and their environment, as well as appropriate mental health and medical care. For this reason, the Pediatric Endocrine Society Special Interest Group on Transgender Health joins other academic societies involved in the care of children and adolescents in supporting policies that promote a safe and accepting environment for gender nonconforming/transgender youth, as well as adequate mental health and medical care."
Date: May 27, 2017
PES Statement Promoting Safety of Transgender Youth
"The Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES), the leading professional society for this specialty in the United States, strongly opposes the guidance issued on February 22, 2017, by the Departments of Justice and Education, which eliminates protection of the rights of transgender youth."
Date: March 2017
PES Fact Sheet: Introduction to Health for Transgender Youth
Date: June 17, 2020
PES Fact Sheet: Masculinizing Treatment for Transgender Males
PES Fact Sheet: Feminizing Treatment for Transgender Females
Updated on Dec 17, 2020