Steps for treating a boy who feels he is a girl
How is a boy who feels like a girl treated? Dr. Johanna Olson, a pediatrician specializing in the care of transgender youth, discusses the role of medical doctors and mental health therapists in the process.
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Johanna Olson, MD
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.