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Lurie Children’s Gender Program has a chest binder exchange. If you have old chest binders that you are no longer using please consider donating them!
You can drop them off at W. Deming Pl. 4th Floor, or mail them to: Lurie Children’s Administrative Office c/o Janay Joyce-Ward 4711 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60614
If you need a binder please take one from the exchange! They are at the front desk, simply ask to see the binders and take one with you today. If you have questions, please e-mail JJoyceWard@luriechildrens.org.
One Lurie Children’s patient shares their experience with chest binders in a touching tribute:
BeYourself Playgroup for Gender Expansive & Transgender Children
Children will participate in gender affirming playgroups with facilitated activities by a Child Life Specialist while parents will have an opportunity to connect with one another and share their experiences.
Gender & Sex Development Program at Lurie Children’s hosts a Teen Social Night & Parent Group 6-8pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Youth and parents will eat dinner together (pizza, salad, snacks) before splitting off into two separate groups.
Legal Name & Gender Marker Change for Transgender Youth
Having a legal name or gender marker change can be an important step in the transition process for transgender youth. Because of this, Lurie Children’s has created a guide to help educate on the impapct of legal name and gender marker changes for transgender and gender nonconforming youth.