Talking to Kids about Gender Identity

Published on in CHOP News

From a young age, some children already know they are a different gender, while others begin to experience discomfort in their own bodies during puberty. Questioning gender identity can be a confusing time for a child and their family and can affect a child’s mental and emotional well-being. In this MetroKids article, Charles Zimbrick-Rogers, MD, an attending physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), offers guidance, support and advice to parents if their children begin asking questions about gender identity. Read more here.