The Transgender Health Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s provides an accepting atmosphere and services for patients 5-24 years old for:  

  • Common adolescent health issues, including mood problems and period problems
  • Puberty blockers
  • Gender-affirming hormones
  • Menstrual suppression
  • Referrals for therapy, psychiatry, psychology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric gynecology, nutrition and other services as needed
  • Collaboration with schools
  • Patient and family support
  • Consultation with the Ethics Committee, if needed
  • Referral for legal services
  • Referral for voice and communication training
  • Fertility management 

Our social worker, Sarah Painer, is available to help support and provide resources for our patients and their unique needs. 

What Is ‘Transgender’? 

Transgender is an umbrella term for people who experience their gender differently from their gender at birth. These individuals experience a persistent discomfort with gender identity, causing extreme distress. Gender identity, not to be confused with sexual attraction, is one’s psychological sense of gender. Gender variance is not learned, not chosen, not due to emotional or mental disorder and not determined by parenting.