UCLA Gender Health Program

‘You have to do what makes you whole and what makes you happy,’ says patient Alice Resnick

By uclahealth • June 30, 2021
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, [...]
By uclahealth • October 5, 2018
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • June 14, 2018
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • June 14, 2018
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • June 14, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • January 30, 2018
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 [...]
By DivaD • September 27, 2017