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Norman Spack: Saving transgender lives
In this Thriving blog post, Dr. Norman Spack discusses the differences between transgender children and adults, how he works with transgender children, and much more.

How I help transgender teens become who they want to be
In this TED talk from April 2014, Dr. Norman Spack speaks about how he helps transgender teens become who they want to be.

Led by the child who simply knew
In this Boston Globe article, the Maines family talks about their experience at Children’s and how Dr. Norman Spack helped Nicole affirm the gender she always identified with.

Courageous Children’s family speaks with Boston Globe
In this Thriving blog post, Wayne Maines expresses his thoughts on the GeMS Clinic and what it's like raising a daughter who's transgender.

A Letter to My Son Jacob on His 5th Birthday
Read a mother’s love letter to her 5 year-old son Jacob born Mia in The Boston Globe. Although her child was too young for the Gender Management Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital, the staff helped her find a therapist experienced with transgender youth, whose support carried her entire family and continues to carry them today.

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