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.

Read our updated position on intersex care

Services for Gender Development Program

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 Program

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). 


Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. The Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for adolescents and young adults. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at or call 312.227.7500