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Division of Medical Ethics Research Gender Affirmation Project

Gender Affirmation Project

Our Gender Affirmation Project (GAP) proactively identifies ethical issues related to gender-affirming care for transgender and gender diverse people, including hormonal and surgical interventions. Our group is composed of members of the Division of Medical Ethics, the Departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, with expertise from the disciplines of bioethics, psychiatry, social work, surgery, endocrinology, reproductive medicine, pediatrics, and law.

Our mission is to promote access to safe and effective patient- and family-centered care and support. To contact this working group, please email Laura Kimberly at

Gender Affirmation Project Member Publications

Nahata L … Gomez-Lobo V. Understudied and under-reported: Fertility issues in transgender youth—A narrative review. J Pediatr. 2019. DOI.

Folkers KM. Demonstrating the need for updated gender affirmation medical care policies for insurers. New York State Bar Association Health Law Journal. 2018;23(1):49–54.

Folkers KM, Kimberly L, and Parent B. Redefining gender would have serious physical and mental health consequences. Health Affairs Blog. November 27, 2018.

Kimberly LL … Salas-Humara C. Ethical issues in gender-affirming care for youth. Pediatrics. 2018. DOI.

Quinn GP, Sampson A, and Campo-Englestein L. Familial discordance regarding fertility preservation for a transgender teen: An ethical case study. J Clin Ethics. 2018;29(4): 261–265.

Selected Gender Affirmation Project Media

Kreimer S. The ethics of navigating teen gender transitions. LeapsMag. October 23, 2018.

Goldberg D. Transgender programs flourish following New York Medicaid coverage. Politico. December 12, 2017.