Items Tagged ‘transgender issues’

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


Guiding teens through questions about gender identity

July 31, 2017

Guiding teens through questions about gender identity

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

How can parents support a child who may be transgender or gender-nonconforming? Research shows that LGTBQ youth have higher rates of depression, substance abuse and suicide attempts; so if you suspect your child may be thinking about these issues, you probably want to help – or at least not make life more difficult. The good […]

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Tags: adolescent mental health, gender, LGTBQ, parenting, teens, transgender issues


Transgender health: Creating a safe space for medical care

July 25, 2016

Transgender health: Creating a safe space for medical care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Forty years after winning gold in the Olympic decathlon as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner now poses with her gold medal for the first time post-transition on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. While celebrities such as Jenner have helped shine a light on transgender issues, many people who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming still […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, discrimination, Dr. Amy K. Weimer, fertility, gender health, Gender Health program, medical home, Medicine-Pediatrics Comprehensive Care Center, pregnant transitioned men, sexually-transmitted infections