In case you missed it: February 28 to March 4

A look at what the Contemporary Pediatrics team covered this week.

This week’s top articles included:

Gender-affirming care improves mental health for transgender and nonbinary people

A report provides information on how gender-affirming care such as the use of puberty blockers can positively impact the mental health of transgender and nonbinary teenagers and young adults.

Guiding principles in managing pediatric mental health issues

Primary care clinicians play an essential role as first responders to children’s emotional and behavioral problems.

Helping children grieve the loss of a caregiver due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been full of difficult situations for children, from education disruptions to lack of socialization at important developmental stages. It's also left many children without parents or caregivers. What can clinicians do to help these children?

Routine temperature checks: Is less more?

Temperature checks are a common, routine element of many well-child visits, but an investigation looks into whether they really should be so routine.