Items Tagged ‘UCLA Gender Health Program’

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


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


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