Items Tagged ‘LBGTQ’

We Support U

July 3, 2019

We Support U

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m honored to work at an organization that supports diversity and inclusion,” says David Fraqueli, director of IT administration for UCLA Health. David marched with fellow UCLA employees and students during the annual PRIDE parade. “It’s terrific and they mean what they say. I always feel supported at work. I love that UCLA’s presence is […]

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Tags: community engagement, LBGTQ, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride, Pride parade


Gender Health: How to Choose the Right Provider

October 5, 2018

Gender Health: How to Choose the Right Provider

By uclahealth uclahealth

Barriers to health care often exist for transgender or gender-diverse patients, making them less inclined to seek health care. “Many transgender patients have had a negative experience with health care providers, which prevents them from wanting to seek routine medical care,” says Allison Diamant, MD, MSHS, an internal medicine physician with UCLA Health. “The result […]

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Tags: Allison Diamant MD, diversity, gender diverse patients, LBGTQ, transgender health care, UCLA Gender Health Program


UCLA Gender Health Program seeks to break down barriers to care

January 30, 2018

UCLA Gender Health Program seeks to break down barriers to care

By uclahealth uclahealth

For transgender or gender-diverse patients, receiving routine or specialty medical care can be challenging. When transgender patients seek care, they may face obstacles such as: Misunderstanding by the medical community about transgender issues Refusal of care by a medical professional Questions about their gender that are unrelated to the medical visit These obstacles can result […]

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Tags: gender diverse patients, gender diversity, gender health, gender-affirming procedures, LBGTQ, transgender, transgender issues, UCLA Gender Health Program


September 27, 2017

Someone finally sees who I am

By DivaD DivaD

It’s taken me a long time to accept myself. Twenty years ago, when I finally began the process, it was almost impossible to get insurance companies to pay for trans related care of any kind. Around 2002, I intuitively and stubbornly began to do whatever I could to confirm what I already knew about who […]

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Tags: blood pressure, breast augmentation, Dr. Amy Weimer, Dr. Jessica Bernacki, estrogen, gender health, health insurance, hormone treatment, laser hair removal, LBGQT, LBGTQ, patient stories