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Gender Health Clinic
Children's Wisconsin is committed to improving the lives of all children and youth in any facet of their health and well-being. That is why we recognize the need for a health clinic devoted to children and youth who may have concerns of any kind relating to gender identity. We are dedicated to providing care, education and support to patients and their families, while being sensitive to different experiences and circumstances.
The Gender Health Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic focused on children and youth seeking assistance with gender identity development and transition concerns. Our specialists include:
- Pediatric endocrinologists
- Endocrinology nurse practitioners
- Pediatric health psychologists
- Endocrinology nurses
Our skilled staff will meet with new patients through age 16 on an individual basis for comprehensive evaluations, mental health consultations and education. Our services also include puberty-suppressing hormone therapy and gender-affirming hormone therapy. Furthermore, we can provide children and adolescents with connections to appropriate resources and support within the community.
We hope to work with you to develop the best and safest care plan for your child. The timelines for care delivery will be thoughtfully based on your child's heathcare needs, your understanding of treatment, and goals for transition. Our criteria for hormone therapy is informed by the WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health), Endocrine Society, and American Psychological Association guidelines. Our primary goal for the first visit to our clinic is to provide information and child specific guidelines. It is important to know that gender-affirming hormones (i.e., testosterone or estrogen) will not be prescribed or administered at your child's first visit to our clinic. Please communicate this with your child in advance of the appointment.
To know what to expect from our clinic, we have a helpful handout >>>
If your child is 16 years old or younger and would like to schedule an appointment in the Gender Health Clinic at Children's Wisconsin, we request you first complete our gender health history form. This will help us make sure your appointment is scheduled in the timeliest and most appropriate manner. You may download the form from the link. Alternately, you may call our Endocrinology office at (414)266-6750, option 5, to ask that we mail or e-mail it to you.
Please return the form to us via mail or fax.
Gender Health Clinic
8915 W. Connell Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53201-1997
Fax: (414) 266- 3332
We have found those patients who are 17 and older are better served starting care with an adult hormone provider. This avoids them having to transition care early in the course of their hormone therapy. It also improves their continuity of care. We can provide a list of adult hormone providers upon request. Please call the above number.