Gender Health

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


Exploring the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women

November 16, 2017

Exploring the impact of HIV/AIDS on black women

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

The impact of HIV/AIDS on black women has received little attention over the years, which has prompted Gail Wyatt to try to do something about it. Wyatt, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and an associate director of the UCLA AIDS Institute, recently helped […]

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Tags: African American women, AIDS, black women, Gail Wyatt, HIV, mental health, reproductive health, Semel Institute, sexually-transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, testing


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


September 27, 2017

The UCLA Gender Health Program Rules!

By Asa Asa

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


A college woman's guide to feminine health

August 15, 2017

A college woman’s guide to feminine health

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

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


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