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Entitled to Treatment: Medical Care for Transgender Adolescents in the Juvenile Justice System (2016)

Transgender individuals are those whose “gender identity” - their personal sense of being male or female - does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. Some transgender people describe this as feeling as if they have been born into the “wrong body” … Juvenile justice professionals need to know that the failure to provide proper treatment for this condition not only can cause serious health problems for transgender children, it can lead to legal liability for detention facilities (p. 1).

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