“Voices of Transgender Adolescents in Healthcare” offers perspectives from transgender and gender non-conforming youth about their experiences and what they want from the healthcare system. This video was developed by the Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) as a companion to a professional development training for healthcare providers and staff called “Patient-Centered Care for Transgender Adolescents”. AHI supports and trains healthcare professionals who work with teens to optimize their care, using a youth-friendly, adolescent-centered care model. Please contact AHI if you’d like more information:

Video Credits:
Featuring: Autumn, Carson, Charlotte, Danny, Emani, Jay, Jordon, Luna or Nebula, Sean, Satrese
Produced by Jenni Lane (AHI/UMHS) with members of The Adolescent Champion Teen Advisory Council: Carson, Anna, Taylor
Director & Editor: Donald Harrison (
Camera: Donald Harrison, Steve Ewing, Brad Perkins, Tom Bray
Music: “Lazy Sumday” by Sazy Uhns (
Interview Locations: U-M Digital Media Commons Video Studio ( and The Ruth Ellis Center (
Major Supporters: The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Youth Council ( and the Michigan Department of Community Health (
Special Thanks: Danny Alvarez