Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic Resources

For Parents and Caregivers

This tool allows patients/families to find LGBT-friendly healthcare providers.


Podcasts

Listen to Dr. Hawkins discuss common developmental stages, gender language, when to refer to a gender specialist, and how providers can talk to both patients and parents about gender and sexuality.


Resources for Adolescents

Since everyone’s gender identity is unique to them, there is no one perfect way to come out. It can be tricky to figure out how to come out, but it is an important step in getting to be yourself.

The Out4STEM Internship Program provides Philadelphia’s LGBTQIA youth with healthcare and STEM-oriented instruction, mentorship, academic support, and college/career preparation in an inclusive, safe space. It aims to promote resilience, peer support networks, and diverse educational experiences.


Videos

In this video, Nadia Dowshen, MD, MSHP, and Linda Hawkins, PhD, LPC, discuss the challenges faced by transgender and/or gender-expansive children, youth and their families, and identify solutions for supporting this patient population to achieve optimal health and well-being.