Youth Gender Program

Our Mission

UF Health’s Youth Gender Program is for transgender and gender nonconforming, or TGNC, youth and their families. We educate our patients and their families about gender identity development and gender nonconformity and offer services for social and medical transitioning.

As leading experts in the field, our team of professionals includes pediatric endocrinologists, psychologists and psychiatrists.  Our services are consistent with the World Professional Association For Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care and focus on the biological, psychological, as well as social (biopsychosocial) components of Trans health.

Services provided include consultation, psychotherapy, and assessment of medical readiness for cross-sex hormone therapy.

In addition to providing expert care, one of our goals is provide a special environment  where our patients and their families can interact and support one another.


Request An Appointment

For appointments, call (352) 265-PEDS (7337)

The UF Pediatrics Access Center provides patients and their families with information about appointments, referrals, clinical services, and clinic locations. The UF Pediatrics Access Center is available to speak with you during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm EST).

Patients can request information by email or call (352) 265-PEDS (7337). Our fax number is (352) 627-4415.


Our Providers

Janet Silverstein, MDJanet Silverstein, MD

Kristin Dayton, MDKristin Dayton, MD

Anyaliese Hancock-Smith, PhDAnyaliese Hancock-Smith, PhD



Corey Gallet de St. Aurin volunteers
with UF Health’s Youth Gender Program

LGBT History Month – About Jae Palma

Never A Prince, Always A Princess:
Hunter’s Story


For Patients

For Parents

For Providers

Upcoming Events

Gainesville Youth Equality - 2018 Kickoff

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Gainesville Equality Youth –  2018 Kick Off Party

For LGBTQI youth and their allies. Pizza and drinks will be served, ages 12 to 18 are welcome.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm




Demystifying Gender: Education for Parents of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Children

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Demystifying Gender: Education for Parents of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Children

The goal of this workshop is to help loved ones of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals gain an understanding of their family member’s experience and learn skills to better affirm their identities. See the flier for more details.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00pm – 7:30pm



Theater Connect Fall 2017 Flier

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Theater Connect – A Program for Teens

Join the UF Arts in Medicine Theater Team and the UF Health Youth Gender Program in a unique theatrical adventure for LBGTQ+ teens. See the flier for more details.

Sept. 5 – Oct. 24, 2017
Tuesdays, 7 – 9 p.m.