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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

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Sabel Gabaldón Fraile

Coordinator of the Gender Identity Unit at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Expert in

Child psychiatry and liaison psychiatry. Bioethics and gender variability and non-normative gender behaviours. Grief

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Spanish and Catalan

I work as a child and youth psychiatrist and I have a Master’s degree in Bioethics. I coordinate the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital Care Ethics Committee (CEA) and I am Deputy Chair of the Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu in Sant Boi de Llobregat CEA. I am also a member of the Sant Joan de Déu Foundation Research Ethics Committee (CEI). I collaborate and teach at the Borja Institute of Bioethics.  


  • European Master’s degree in Bioethics Ramón Llull University, Barcelona, ​​2014.
  • Specialist in Psychiatry.
  • Bachelor of Medicine, University of Valencia, 1978.

Scientific activity

  • “Medicalised transsexuality: an ethical view”. Bioethics and debate, 2016
  • Member of the Aporía Research Group on Philosophy and Mental Health. Lecturer in the Department of Contemporary Philosophy of the University of Barcelona.
  • Research grant in bioethics from Victor Grífols Foundation on transsexuality in children and adolescents, 2017.


  • Teacher at the Borja Institute of Bioethics. Ramón Llull University, 2005.
  • Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Child Life Nursing at the Nursing School of the Sant Joan de Déu Teaching Campus, 2016.

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