Our information specifically addressing transgendered youth is sparse; however, evidence suggests that, in addition to the above mental health difficulties, trans youth have medical problems related to self-administering hormones obtained through the black market and without medical guidance, and they are at potential risk for self-harm and self-mutilation as they attempt to deal with the gender confusion that increases with puberty. Few medical doctors will assist transyouth, despite evidence that it lowers their suicidality and they make positive adjustments. This is an unfortunate situation; however, the Internet provides some resources for you if you are a transgendered teen and need help and support.
- Transgender Soul is a teen support group located in Denver; their pages include help for trans teens anywhere
- Lambert House in Seattle is a Seattle drop-in center for sexual minority youth, including young transsexuals; it sponsors a Tuesday night All Genders Group.
- The PFLAG Transgender Network for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides excellent resources.
- Mermaids is a UK-based organization devoted to providing information and support to young transgendered persons and their families.
- The Anti-Jen Page by Jennifer Lynn is devoted to helping young transsexuals.
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