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Gender variant children including transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming
children represent a significant minority of children requiring proper care from child and adolescent
nurses in Thailand. Most of them experience stigmatization and discrimination regarding the lack
of social understanding. However, the fundamental knowledge and basic care systems mismatch
the corresponding needs of the gender variant children contexts. Also, scant information is
available regarding the physical, emotional and psychosocial needs of these children and their
care-providers. These limitations induce the high-risk behavior impacting health outcomes or
progressing worse health conditions. The purpose of this article is to provide a definition of gender
variance in children, to highlight the known physical and mental health care needs of this
population, and to provide recommendations for improving the services and care of these children
by pediatric nurses in Thailand.
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