What to Expect

Here’s what you can expect from our Gender Health program

Step 1: Call us
Parents of transgender children or young adults themselves may directly contact the Gender Health program or their provider may make the referral.

Step 2: Meet the Gender Health team
When you are ready, we will schedule your first gender consultation and/or medical appointment with the appropriate members of our multispecialty team which includes gender health, pediatric endocrinology and pediatric gynecology specialists. You may meet with one or more team members depending on your needs.

Step 3: Optimize gender treatment success and outcomes
We will help get you connected to mental health support and assessment, as needed, before starting treatment.

Step 4: Begin gender-affirming treatment
The Gender Health team will develop a treatment plan to meet your needs, which may include puberty blockers and/or gender-affirming hormones.

Step 5: Receive support along the journey
We will monitor and adjust your treatment plan and insure a good support system along the way. As you get older, we will help refer you to adult transgender healthcare and other appropriate services (such as surgical care).

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