THRIVE Program

THRIVE Program

THRIVE is a program that specializes in care for differences of sexual development (DSD), gender development and complex urological conditions.

Our program is dedicated to providing optimal care for individuals and family members presenting as gender diverse and/or with a DSD, or a complex urological condition.

Our mission is to provide individualized evidence based care in a manner that values physical and mental health. Additionally, we are committed to working with community providers and organizations on the behalf of our patients and families.

Our Mission

Our Mission: To provide individualized evidence-based care in a manner that values physical and mental health. Additionally, we are committed to working with community providers and organizations on the behalf of our patients and families.

One in 137 American teenagers identifies as transgender. One in 2,000 children have a difference of sex development. At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we know there is no “one size-fits-all” model when it comes to supporting our patients.

  • Our THRIVE program (Team-driven Healthcare that Respects Individuals and Values Emotions) includes a multidisciplinary specialty team that works hand-in-hand with families to create individual care paths.
  • We work with each patient ensuring we take a holistic approach to address both their psychological and physical needs.
  • We believe in a balanced approach to care that takes the time to understand the patient and entire family.

Our Programs

Each section of the THRIVE program has an intake process. For more information regarding each THRIVE Program please refer to the appropriate team to determine your child’s specific needs.

THRIVE Program

Gender Development Program

As part of the THRIVE Program, the Gender Development team works with families of transgender and gender diverse youth and adolescents to help meet their treatment needs.

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Differences of Sexual Development and Complex Urological Conditions

The THRIVE program specializes in the care of individuals with Differences of Sexual Development (DSDs) and complex urological conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read questions THRIVE families frequently ask.

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