Gender development services at Lurie Children's are outpatient services aimed at supporting the physical, mental and social health of patients and their families as youth progress through gender identity development. As specialists in pediatric and adolescent gender development, we recognize that when it comes to providing effective care “no one size fits all.” Therefore, our goal is to keep our families most informed of their treatment options, supporting them with medical and behavioral health care along the way.
Patients come to our gender identity clinic to receive high-quality, family-centered care. New patients may begin care with us up to age 22. These patients may continue services in our programs until their 25th birthday.
Our patients generally fall within one or more of the following groups: