The Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC), a collaboration between UCSF and community organizations, offers comprehensive medical and psychological care, as well as advocacy and legal support, to gender non-conforming/transgender youth and adolescents. A central component of this program is the UCSF CAGC Clinic, housed in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology.
Gender non-conforming/transgender youth and adolescents feel a strong conflict between their gender (inner sense of who they are) and their physical sex characteristics. The CAGC team believes that being transgender is a normal variation in gender identity. As of May, 2013, the American Psychiatric Association has replaced the term "gender identity disorder" with the term "gender dysphoria."
Medical treatment may include administration of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH-A). These hormones can safely suppress puberty by blocking the production of the principal sex hormones: estrogen and testosterone. Fully reversible, this treatment gives young people time to achieve greater self-awareness of their gender identification. If and when appropriate, our experts may administer cross-gender sex hormones.
Our clinic brings together experts from within and outside UCSF to provide comprehensive care and support to our patients. The team includes:
Child and Adolescent Gender Center Clinic
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353-7337
Fax: (415) 476-8214 (Attention:
Dr. Stephen Rosenthal)
Hours: Tuesday afternoons
Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:
Daily Maximum: $30/day
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:
(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.