When child abuse is approved of by the medical community.
Seattle Children’s Hospital plans to open a clinic providing medical care for transgender youth.
The clinic, which will open Oct. 4, will offer puberty blockers, hormone therapy, mental health support and readiness discussions. The clinic will serve people up to 21 years old.
Dr. David Breland, a pediatrician who specializes in adolescent medicine, will run the clinic. The hospital’s adolescent medicine department is funding the clinic in conjunction with a $160,000 grant from the Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority.