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Quality of life for brain tumour survivorsQQuality of life for brain tumour survivorsQuality of life for brain tumour survivorsEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-08-07T04:00:00Z8.4000000000000065.3000000000000586.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Important information for predicting how impactful a brain tumour and treatment will be on your child's future quality of life</p><p>One of the more difficult things to predict after recovery from a brain tumour is how well a child will do in everyday life. Will they still be able to finish high school? Will they be able to live on their own? How difficult will it be for them to find a job? The answers to these questions are not clear. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Research has shown that there is a greater risk of problems depending on the location of the tumour, if radiation was given at a young age, types of medical conditions, and vision or hearing problems.</li> <li>Seek support from other parents and support groups, enroll your child in special programs or camps, and closely follow their progress in school.<br></li></ul>
Questioning gender and identifying as transgenderQQuestioning gender and identifying as transgenderQuestioning gender and identifying as transgenderEnglishAdolescentTeen (13-18 years)NANASupport, services and resourcesAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2021-07-30T04:00:00Z9.7000000000000050.8000000000000763.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Your child’s gender identity is something that they come to understand for themself. If your child is questioning their gender, read more to find out if they might identify as transgender.</p><p>It is okay for your child to question their gender identity as they grow older. Their gender identity is something that they come to understand for themself. If your child is questioning their gender, they may also be experiencing gender dysphoria. This page will help explain what it means to be transgender and will explain the concept of gender dysphoria.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Transgender is a term for someone whose gender identity differs from their assigned sex at birth.</li><li>Gender dysphoria is a diagnosis used to describe the distress, unhappiness and anxiety that transgender people may feel because the sex they were assigned at birth doesn’t match with their gender identity.</li><li>If your child is questioning their gender identity, it may be helpful for them to talk to close friends and family, as well as other transgender people, about how they are feeling. Some people find that connecting with a counselor or therapist to explore their feelings with someone outside of their personal network can also be helpful.</li></ul><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>The <a href="https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/clinics/transgender-youth-clinic/">SickKids Transgender Youth Clinic (TYC)</a> provides information, options and care to youth experiencing gender dysphoria, which includes assessment and treatment planning. The clinic takes an affirming approach to gender identity and care.</p><h2>Resources</h2><p> <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3969&language=English">Gender and identity: Support and resources</a><br></p><p>Adolescent Health Learning Hub - <a href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3961&language=English&hub=gender#adolescenthealth">Questioning your gender and identifying as transgender</a>. Share this article with your child so they can learn more about questioning their gender and identifying as transgender.</p><h2>References</h2><p>Gender. <em>Trans Care BC</em>. Retrieved from <a href="http://www.phsa.ca/transcarebc/trans-basics/gender">http://www.phsa.ca/transcarebc/trans-basics/gender</a>.</p><p>Sex&U. <em>The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada</em>. Retrieved from <a href="https://www.sexandu.ca/">https://www.sexandu.ca/</a>.</p><p>Transgender Identities. <em>Planned Parenthood</em>. Retrieved from <a href="https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/gender-identity/transgender">https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/gender-identity/transgender</a>.</p><p>“Psychology Works” Fact Sheet: Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Adults. <em>Canadian Psychological Association</em>. Retrieved from <a href="https://cpa.ca/psychology-works-fact-sheet-gender-dysphoria-in-adolescents-and-adults/">https://cpa.ca/psychology-works-fact-sheet-gender-dysphoria-in-adolescents-and-adults/</a>.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Androgynous%20Person_Questioning%20gender_ContentID3961.jpg

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