Gender Management Clinic

The Gender Management (GeM) Clinic, under the direction of Maja Marinkovic, M.D., and Ron Newfield, M.D., treats children and adolescents with gender dysphoria and related issues, providing comprehensive and compassionate care. We strongly believe that these children deserve to have a medical home at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.

Gender dysphoria is a medical condition in which the child’s biological gender and gender identity do not match. This often creates deep emotional distress for both the child and his or her family. Children with the condition are also frequently discriminated against and do not get support and understanding from peers, friends and families. Finding care providers that are knowledgeable and familiar with the treatment can be challenging as well.

At our clinic, we treat gender dysphoria based on the current guidelines, blocking puberty early on. Cross-sex hormone therapy is considered when the child is around 16 years old. Additionally, we collaborate with local therapists experienced in treating the condition.

The GeM Clinic is held every third Wednesday of the month.

To make an appointment, please contact Claudia Juarez at 858-966-4032.