We offer transgender youth health services for ages 11 to 25.
Finding a safe space to be yourself – or to figure yourself out – isn’t always easy.
At our safe and supportive clinic, you’ll find an experienced team. We’ve seen teens with a range of gender identities and sexual orientations. We care for patients who are:
Our whole team shares a deep commitment to serving as a resource for you.
Gender Health at UVA Children's
At UVA Children's, we respect and value the relationships we build with our patients and families. Our safe, supportive environment offers care for all gender identities. View gender health transcript.
Transgender Youth Health Services
Our services include:
- Puberty blockers that delay sex-related physical changes
- Cross-sex hormones, like testosterone and estrogen
- Referrals for gender-affirming surgeries and voice therapy
- Education about sex and contraception
- Referrals for therapy to help manage anxiety, depression, and ongoing emotional issues
- Help finding resources in the community
Getting the Letter
If you want to start hormones or other treatment, you’ll need a letter from a mental health professional. The letter gives you a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. This condition happens when the mismatch between your gender and your body.
Our doctors need this letter in to treat you. So, we'll connect you to affirming mental health professionals.
Have more questions? Check out our trans youth healthcare FAQs.
For Parents of Trans Youth
We encourage parents and families to attend appointments. If your parents or family members have questions or need support, we can help. Find out how we support parents.
Our Commitment to You
UVA Health is a community of healing, compassion, inclusion, and respect for all.
We support the LGBTQ community through gender-affirming care, services, and support. We don't discriminate, exclude, or treat patients or visitors based on:
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
- Gender expression
Discrimination and prejudice have no place here. See our non-discrimination policy.