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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016 Dec;63(6):1011-1025. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.07.005.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth and Family Acceptance.

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1
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA; Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Electronic address: sabra.katz-wise@childrens.harvard.edu.
2
Department of Psychology, City University of New York-City College and Graduate Center, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031, USA.
3
Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA; Division of Psychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA; Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

In this article, we address theories of attachment and parental acceptance and rejection, and their implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youths' identity and health. We also provide 2 clinical cases to illustrate the process of family acceptance of a transgender youth and a gender nonconforming youth who was neither a sexual minority nor transgender. Clinical implications of family acceptance and rejection of LGBT youth are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Acceptance; Family; LGBT; Support; Youth

PMID:
27865331
PMCID:
PMC5127283
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2016.07.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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