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Transgender and Intersex Specialty Care Clinic

The Mayo Clinic Transgender and Intersex Specialty Care Clinic (TISCC) was developed to provide for the mental health, hormonal and surgical needs of transgender patients and those with differences of sexual development (DSD), or intersex.

Mayo providers follow the standards of care established by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. They also practice a genuinely integrated biopsychosocial model in which various specialists — endocrinologists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, social workers and, eventually, surgeons — play equal roles. Patients seen in the Mayo Clinic TISCC are initially evaluated by an endocrinologist and a mental health provider.

Mayo Clinic provides education and treatment to assist in optimizing quality of life for transgender, intersex and gender-nonconforming people.

Related: Mayo Clinic doctor Todd Nippoldt breaks down these terms for us: transgender, gender, biological sex, sexual orientation, transsexualism and gender dysphoria