Gender and Sexuality Development Program

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing the best and most compassionate care to the patients and families we serve. We look forward to working with our newly elected officials and continuing to advocate for policies that protect comprehensive healthcare for all children, inclusive of their gender identity. We fully support our colleagues in the Gender & Sexuality Development program and will continue to ensure that our patients and families have access to the highest quality care.

The Gender and Sexuality Development Program offers psychosocial and medical support for gender nonconforming, gender expansive and transgender children and youth up to age 21 and their families. Our multidisciplinary team includes specialists in gender identity development from Social Work and Family Services, Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, and Behavioral Health. We work with your family to best meet the needs of your child or youth who is transgender or gender nonconforming. We also provide consultation and training for providers and organizations interested in learning how to better serve the needs of gender nonconforming youth.

How We Can Help

The Gender Program offers a variety of services based on individual and family needs. Our services include:

  • Comprehensive gender assessment
  • Gender affirming medical care
  • Monthly support groups
  • Insurance advocacy
  • Legal support
  • Lending library for parents, children and adolescents
  • Connections to local stylists and salon owners who are LGBTQ friendly
  • School, church, community, and healthcare provider trainings
  • Referrals for ongoing outpatient therapy and/or psychiatric treatment

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