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My name is doctor Johanna Olson. I work at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles. I'm the medical director for our center for trans-youth health and development. I'm also an assistant of the professor of Clinical Pediatrics at USE Tech School of Medicine. It is my job to help gender non - conforming children and transgender adolescents find their way through a treatment protocol and experience their authentic selves. I am a proud mother of a nearly 6 year old child, who I've thought to ask about gender in this way: Mommy, how do you know if someone is boy or a girl? You ask them. In my free time i like to travel. One of my favorite places to go to is New Zealand. It's one of the most beautiful places on earth. I'm also a proud wife. My husband is a wonderful man who I've known since high school. And I like doing all things outdoors: camping, river-rafting, hiking, anything where there are trees and clean air.
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Medical Director, Center for Transyouth Health and Development, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Johanna Olson, MD is a pediatrician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Medical Director of the hospital’s Center for Transyouth Health and Development.  She specializes in the care of transgender youth, gender variant children, youth with HIV, and chronic pain. Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Olson is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She has appeared on ABC's 20/20, The Dr. Phil Show, CNN, Dateline NBC and The Doctors to educate audiences about the needs of transgender youth.

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