On Demand Grand Rounds: Today’s ‘Genderation’ of Youth: The Ethics and Evidence Behind the Standard of Care

This presentation was originally reviewed on February 21, 2023, and broadcast live online on February 22, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET. 

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours in Category II ethics credits.

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

In this Grand Rounds presentation, Dr. Leibowitz will provide an overview of the most recent edition of the Adolescent chapter in the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) Standard of Care.  WPATH is the leading international authority on transgender healthcare and has been in existence since 1979 when it published its first set of guidelines that made no mention of children or adolescents. Prior to this 8th edition, which was published in September 2022, the previous iteration  (7th edition) was published over a decade prior. In that timeframe, the clinical demand has outpaced the research advancements with respect to delivery of gender affirming care for adolescents who are transgender and/or gender diverse.  As lead of the adolescent chapter, Dr. Leibowitz oversaw the development of the chapter that took almost five years to complete, and provides a set of recommendations based on the most available evidence and international expert consensus.  In this presentation, relevant for all providers who work clinically with trans and gender diverse youth, he will provide an overview of these guidelines.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain the trends and ethical debates in the field regarding youth across development presenting with gender related care needs.
  2. Understand the latest standard of care recommendations when approaching gender diverse and transgender youth and their families.
  3. Apply knowledge of the current ethical dilemmas that exist with respect to clinical decision making for children and adolescents presenting with gender related concerns, when they present in clinical care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 Psychologists
  • 1.00 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
12/27/2023
Course expires: 
12/24/2025

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About the speaker

Scott Leibowitz, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatrist, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services for the THRIVE Gender Development Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he first began working with transgender youth at the hospital’s multidisciplinary Gender Management Service, the first clinic of its kind in the United States. He is the co-lead for the Adolescent chapter for the World Professional Association of Transgender Health’s Standard of Care 8th version and was elected to WPATH’s Board of Directors in 2022. He is also the lead child and adolescent faculty trainer, and curriculum co-chair for the WPATH Global Education Institute, where he has led trainings both nationally and internationally including in Israel, Japan, and Vietnam. He led the Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Issues Committee for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as co-chairperson from 2013-2021 and was lead author for its conversion therapy policy statement. He also served as an expert witness in 2016 for the United States Department of Justice in its legal action against the State of North Carolina for its anti-transgender HB2 bill, among other federal cases that ruled in favor of transgender youths’ rights.

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Scott Leibowitz, MD, reports that he has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. He will not discuss any commercial products or services. He will discuss off-label uses of GnRH agonist for puberty suppression.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months: Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSc, Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PhD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Octavia Coit, MN, Heather Billings, RN, Lisa Illum, MLIS, MEd, and Jennifer Tornabene.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 Psychologists
  • 1.00 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 1.00 Participation
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Grand Rounds: Today’s ‘Genderation’ of Youth: The Ethics and Evidence Behind the Standard of Care

 

Scott Leibowitz, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Medical Director of Behavioral Health, THRIVE (Gender and Sex Development) Program

Associate Clinical Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Columbus, OH

 

Originally reviewed February 21, 2023.
Originally broadcast live February 22, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: December 24, 2025.

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