Gender Affirming Care
We are proud to offer gender-affirming primary care to people of all genders and sexes including but not limited to, transgender, non-binary, and intersex individuals. Affirming care means that all patients get the treatment they need, with the sensitivity and humility of how that does or does not relate to their gender, sex, and sexuality. Caring for adults, adolescents, and children who are gender diverse in a way that helps people feel heard, safe, and supported is essential to providing excellent care.
Gender-affirming care is highly individualized and looks different for every person. Research has demonstrated that it can be a life saving intervention that improves mental, emotional, and physical wellness. It begins with the therapeutic relationship between the patient and doctor that allows a safe, respectful, and non-judgmental space to discuss and explore gender along with what may be needed to support them in their health journey. This may include providing inclusive intake forms, using correct pronouns and non-gendered language, altering common exams, providing appropriate screening guidelines and altering the typical medical model to allow more time when needed. We will help patients navigate the medical system and advocate for them along the way, provide resources, prescribe and manage hormone therapy as well as support for any surgeries.
We strive to remove barriers to healthcare and reduce health disparities for gender diverse individuals. We acknowledge that the medical system has often discriminated and abused transgender, non-binary, and intersex people. In result, the root of many health concerns are connected to minority stress. We are committed to holding a safe space here at our clinics and continually doing work to improve our best practices.
If this sounds like what you are looking for or if you have any questions, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Sabin Gilman. He would be honored to be part of your care team.
Providing a safe space:
We know that many people have had experiences that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe in a medical environment. It is our goal to provide a space that is safe, trauma informed, and inclusive. If there is anything we can do to help make your experience more comfortable please let us know by whatever means you feel comfortable with.
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