“I just don’t get it,” sighed the young mother, who was propped up in a hospital rocking chair, nursing her beautiful two-day-old infant. Mary (not her real name) continued, “I’ve been doing everything right. I have a job, an apartment, I pay my bills, and look” – Mary nods towards a shiny new black and pink infant car-seat sitting in the corner, “I even have a car seat. I’m ready.” ...

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When I read the Washington Post article about the CDC censoring seven words last Friday night, my mind immediately jumped to the youth I take care of every day in my Baltimore clinic.  It felt like a direct attack on the very patients I became a doctor to treat: the transgender young person initiating gender-affirming hormone treatment; the young woman seeking inpatient addiction treatment for the first ...

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