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At Children’s National Hospital, we support our LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer) patients through a variety of programs and services:

  • The Youth Pride Clinic provides comprehensive primary, specialty and mental healthcare to youth and young adults between the ages of 12 to 21. We also provide high-quality health and wellness care in a safe and affirming environment for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.
  • The Gender Development Program is our multidisciplinary program for transgender and gender-diverse youth and their families. Psychiatry, psychology, speech therapy, endocrinology and gynecology collaborate to help parents and gender-diverse youth navigate gender development through personalized assessments and care.
  • Children and teens who have gender dysphoria and autism spectrum characteristics (or related conditions) have access to our Gender and Autism Program.

If you are unsure of what services you need to seek for your child, contact our patient navigator at 202-476-5744.

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How to Support Your LGBTQ+ Child

When your child decides to "come out," which is the process where an individual shares his/her identity as a LGBTQ+ person, realize it is an act of courage and trust. Read more about how you can support your LGBTQ+ child on Rise and Shine, our health and wellness site for kids. Unsure of what services you need to seek? Contact our patient navigator at 202-476-5744.

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Children's National Earns a Perfect Score in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI)

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s HEI evaluates healthcare facilities on policies dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees. Learn about our employee George Francois who worked to garner this achievement.

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