Gender Services

At Boston Children’s Hospital, we specialize in providing comprehensive care to gender non-conforming children, adolescents and young adults.

Gender Management Service

Our Gender Management Service (GeMS) includes specialists from endocrinology, psychology and social work who help children and teens cope with the disconnect they may feel between the body in which they were born and the gender with which they identify. We provide comprehensive psychological assessment, mental health support and medical care to these patients and their families, as well as collaboration with schools, therapists in the community, pediatricians and other providers.

Center for Gender Surgery

For eligible teens and young adults who are ready to take the next step in their journey, Boston Children’s Center for Gender Surgery offers gender affirmation surgery services. Our interdisciplinary team includes specialists in plastic surgery, urology, endocrinology, nursing, gender management and social work, who collaborate to provide a full suite of surgical options for transgender teens and young adults. We partner with GeMS to help young people with gender identity concerns transfer seamlessly to surgical care if and when they are ready.

Behavioral Health, Endocrinology, Urology (BE-U) program

The Behavioral Health, Endocrinology, Urology (BE-U) program at Boston Children’s is dedicated to providing care and support to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with differences/disorders of sex development. Though patients may already have a primary endocrinologist or urologist, the BE-U program provides an opportunity to focus specifically on these sensitive issues through a multidisciplinary approach. Our team includes experts from a range of specialties, including endocrinology, urology, social work, and psychology. Together, we provide physical and psychological evaluation, ongoing care and additional referrals as needed.