Children’s Health Program Helping Patients With Gender Dysphoria

At Children’s Health in Dallas, Dr. Ximena Lopez of UT Southwestern Medical Center helped launch and runs the GENECIS program, the “first treatment clinic in the Southwest for children with gender dysphoria.” According to the American Psychiatric Association, gender dysphoria involves “a conflict between a person’s physical or assigned gender and the gender with which he/she/they identify.” The Children’s Health program doesn’t do surgery, but offers a hormonal treatment like one that helps kids facing early onset puberty. D Magazine writer Peter Simek and photographers Jill Broussard and Elizabeth Lavin took an up-close look at Lopez’s groundbreaking work—and her patients—in this article in D‘s October issue.

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