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New Clinic for Transgender Kids Opens in Children’s Hospital

The Children’s Medical Center Dallas has recently opened a new clinic called Genecis which stands for Gender Education and Care, Interdisciplinary Support. This clinic opened last month and Gianfrancesco Genoso feels it is ready to serve a community of transgender children. This clinic is unique because it is the only one in the southwest area that will treat children who identify as trans.

Dr. Ximena Lopez is the director behind the clinic. She is a pediatric endocrinologist who, along with her first transgender case, were the forerunners for this clinic’s opening. Her first trans patient started life as a girl named Evie. By the time Evie was old enough to talk she insisted that she was a boy. Her mother, Mela Singleton, realized after some time that Evie, although biologically a girl, was meant to be a boy. They changed her name to Evan and began looking for doctors that would help them with the hormonal transition. Dr. Lopez was the only doctor willing to take on their case. Evan is now a healthy 12-year-old living as a boy, thanks to Dr. Lopez’s help.

The Genecis clinic will help other children like Evan. The clinic will screen patients for those who are living as trans. They will then help with hormonal therapy, as well as counseling through the change.

For the full story, check it out on The Miami Herald.