Items Tagged ‘LGBTQ’

Supporting LGBTQ youths

March 11, 2019

Supporting LGBTQ youths

By uclahealth uclahealth

For LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer) youths, supportive environments are the best buffers against stressors. The support of family members is especially protective — being valued by family members helps kids learn to value and care for themselves. But rejection by family members is a known contributor to poor mental health. Negative health […]

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Tags: bisexual, gay, gender expression, lesbian, LGBTQ, queer, transgender, UCLA Health EMPWR Program


Proud of UCLA

June 14, 2018

Proud of UCLA

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I always say Pride is my favorite holiday,” says Cathlin Rood, a clinical researcher in hematology and oncology at UCLA Health. “Pride celebrates everything that is good about humanity. When I got the email that UCLA was going to march in the parade, I immediately responded. Knowing that my workplace is supportive of every lifestyle […]

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Tags: CLA Gender Health Program, hematology and oncology, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, researcher


Urology is Fab-U-lous

June 14, 2018

Urology is Fab-U-lous

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are here celebrating pride and diversity because UCLA Health is inclusive and is totally fabulous,” says Dr. Mark Litwin, professor and chair of UCLA Urology. Laura Baybridge, executive chief administrative officer for the UCLA Department of Urology and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, says, “UCLA Urology is now able to offer gender-affirmation surgeries to […]

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Tags: diversity, Dr. Mark Litwin, featured, gender-affirmation surgeries, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health Program, UCLA Urology


'The Energy is Crazy'

June 14, 2018

‘The Energy is Crazy’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“This is UCLA Health’s first inaugural event at Pride and marching in the Pride parade,” says Christopher Mann, program coordinator for the UCLA Gender Health Program. “We’re here to support our patients who identify as LGBTQ, but we’re also here for our staff and employees as well. We have 130 people here from various departments […]

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Tags: gender diverse, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, transgender, transgender community, UCLA Gender Health Program


Just Be U

June 14, 2018

Just Be U

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m really proud of my mom,” says 13-year-old Alina Newman, enjoying being part of the Pride parade. Alina’s mother, Dr. Amy Weimer explains, “I direct the UCLA Gender Health Program. I think UCLA has done a tremendous amount this year to improve services for the LGBTQ community and its visibility, and I want the community […]

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Tags: Dr. Amy Weimer, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, UCLA Gender Health Program


A college woman's guide to feminine health

August 15, 2017

A college woman’s guide to feminine health

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Heading off to college is an exciting time for young women moving away from home for the first time. Living with roommates, making new friends and juggling classes are all part of the experience. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health, says Dr. Aparna Sridhar, an assistant professor […]

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Tags: birth control, bladder, campus life, college, Dr. Aparna Sridhar, feminine health, good hygiene, gynecology, HPV, HPV vaccine, LGBTQ, menstrual cycles