Gender Identity & Sex Development

The Gender & Sex Development Program at Lurie Children’s has two arms. One provides comprehensive services for transgender, gender expansive and gender-non conforming youth while the other offers support for children and adolescents with sex development conditions.

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Services for Gender Development

The gender development arm of the program provides outpatient services supporting the physical, mental and social health of patients and their families as youth progress through gender identity development. Our multidisciplinary team includes adolescent and young adult medicine physicians, endocrinologists, psychologists, social workers, surgeons and nurses who all have an expertise in gender identity development.

Services for Sex Development

The sex development arm of our program cares for newborns and children with differences of sex development. Our collaborative team includes pediatric endocrinologists, urologists, surgeons, social worker, and nurses in addition to an ethicist and child psychologist experienced in DSD and gender issues to give our patients the most holistic care possible.


To request an appointment with our Gender Development Program, please call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC). For any additional information, please contact our program coordinator, Gabriel Edwards, at 312.227.8875 or

To request an appointment for our Sex Development Program, please contact Danielle Lee at 312.227.6203 or