Items Tagged ‘transgender’

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


'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


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

The UCLA Gender Health Program Rules!

By Asa asagreene

I found The Gender Health Program when I was referred by my surgeon to get a pre-op examination. I was nervous at first, because going to the doctor can be really stressful when you’re transgender. However, the program was so nice and cool! Everybody was really respectful and made sure I was comfortable, and Dr. […]

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Tags: Dr. Amy Weimer, LBGQT, LBGQT Community, patient stories, pre-op examination, surgeon, The Gender Health Program, transgender, transgender-friendly care provider


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