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Gibson Featured in VTDigger Article on Healthcare for Transgender Youth

July 11, 2019 by Heather McCabe

(JULY 11, 2019) Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Erica Gibson, M.D., commented on expanding healthcare access for transgender youth under Medicaid in VT Digger. Gibson, who is also the medical director of the UVM Medical Center’s Transgender Youth Program, addressed potential changes to transgender healthcare covered by Medicaid, including eliminating the minimum age for gender affirming surgeries.

(JULY 11, 2019) Associate Professor of Pediatrics Erica Gibson, M.D., commented on  expanding healthcare access for transgender youth under Medicaid in VT Digger. Gibson, who is also the medical director of the UVM Medical Center’s Transgender Youth Program, addressed potential changes to transgender healthcare covered by Medicaid, including eliminating the minimum age for gender affirming surgeries. Gibson also spoke broadly to the challenges that trans youth and their families face when seeking medical care, including lack of community and proximity to healthcare—previously, most transgender healthcare had to be sought in Boston. Read the full article here.

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Gibson Featured in VTDigger Article on Healthcare for Transgender Youth

July 11, 2019 by Heather McCabe

(JULY 11, 2019) Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Erica Gibson, M.D., commented on expanding healthcare access for transgender youth under Medicaid in VT Digger. Gibson, who is also the medical director of the UVM Medical Center’s Transgender Youth Program, addressed potential changes to transgender healthcare covered by Medicaid, including eliminating the minimum age for gender affirming surgeries.

(JULY 11, 2019) Associate Professor of Pediatrics Erica Gibson, M.D., commented on  expanding healthcare access for transgender youth under Medicaid in VT Digger. Gibson, who is also the medical director of the UVM Medical Center’s Transgender Youth Program, addressed potential changes to transgender healthcare covered by Medicaid, including eliminating the minimum age for gender affirming surgeries. Gibson also spoke broadly to the challenges that trans youth and their families face when seeking medical care, including lack of community and proximity to healthcare—previously, most transgender healthcare had to be sought in Boston. Read the full article here.