Statement regarding the delivery of gender-affirming care for youth in B.C.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), including BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) and Trans Care BC (TCBC), is committed to ensuring that trans, Two-Spirit and non-binary British Columbians have access to the health care and supports they need.
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We continue to work, with our partners in care, on improving access and availability of this care in our province.

In B.C., our health-care providers are proud to provide evidence-based gender-affirming care, ensuring that individuals, including children and youth, seeking this care receive it safely, inclusively, and closer to home.

TCBC is a provincial clinical program of PHSA with a mandate to plan, coordinate, and monitor trans health services and supports in B.C. The Gender Clinic at BC Children's Hospital offers wraparound care for young people and their caregivers. This care may include puberty blockers and/or gender-affirming hormones for trans, Two-Spirit and non-binary youth, with rigorous oversight from pediatric specialists, including endocrinologists, mental health providers, adolescent medicine specialists, and others. 

PHSA and its programs provide education and clinical care in accordance with accepted international standards of care for transgender health, including The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care V8 (2022) and the Endocrine Society’s 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines.  

At PHSA, we firmly believe that every child and youth seeking care in our province has a right to safe, quality, and compassionate care.  

For more information, please visit our Child & Youth section or the BC Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic web page.  


 
 
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