Sexuality & Gender Identity Issues

Finding a way through the challenges of growth and development from childhood to young adult can involve many issues related to gender identity or sexual orientation. As you or a loved one in your family up to age 24 face these concerns, know that you’re not alone. You can find compassionate and affirming care for all your health needs.

Addressing Sexuality & Gender Identity Issues Close to Home

No matter where you live in Oklahoma or the surrounding region, you can take advantage of the Adolescent Medicine Roy G. Biv Program at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health in Oklahoma City to help you address concerns about gender identity and sexual orientation.

You’ll work with our interdisciplinary team of highly trained specialists who serve the mental health, nutritional and medical needs of all LGBTQ youth, including those moving toward gender affirmation and those who identify as:

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual or other sexual orientation
  • Female-to-male transgender
  • Male-to-female transgender
  • Non-binary, genderfluid, agender or other gender

Designated an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), OU Health and its primary care physicians offer you a commitment to patient-centered, welcoming healthcare, free from discrimination and close to home.

Gender-Affirming Treatment & Services

As a participant in the Roy G. Biv program, you benefit from the gender-affirming scope of treatment that includes:

  • Discussing concerns or questions about gender
  • Pausing puberty to further explore gender
  • Managing gender-affirming hormone therapy
  • Helping find surgeons who perform gender-affirming surgeries
  • Coordinating individual and family therapy, as needed
  • Collaborating with schools
  • Assisting with legal name or gender marker changes
  • Addressing common adolescent issues, including mood-related or menstrual problems

Learn more about LGBTQ health services at OU Health.

Your Sexuality & Gender Identity Issue Care Team

When you choose the adolescent medicine specialists at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health, you’ll work with a diverse team of highly trained physicians, therapists, dietitians and other healthcare specialists who use evidence-based approaches to create your individualized treatment plan and deliver the compassionate care and effective services that help you address your concerns.