For Parents & Caregivers of Trans Youth

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Care for Your Transgender Child

We’re here to help. Our providers can:

  • Help you understand the terms and concepts of gender identity
  • Provide local resources and support for you and your child
  • Connect you to other parents

The Teen & Young Adult Clinic at UVA brings a wealth of deep experience in the issues of gender identity. 

Gender Dysphoria

We use the term transgender when your child’s sense of their gender differs from the sex assigned to them at birth. This mismatch can cause depression, anxiety, discomfort, and distress. A provider may diagnose your child with gender dysphoria.