We know that gender-affirming care helps people live healthier lives. Scientific studies have repeatedly shown the benefits of gender-affirming care, but these studies are being misrepresented in legislative efforts across the U.S.. Numerous states have adopted or are considering laws that prohibit gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse youth. These laws are harmful not only to the people in those states, but to all in our community who are hearing their lives mischaracterized and feeling a loss of control over their health and well-being. The UCLA Gender Health Program affirms the statement made by the American Academy of Pediatrics. ALL patients deserve access to high-quality, science-driven health care. We want you to know that we remain committed to serving our patients, and to advocating for access to compassionate and high-quality care.
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Dr. Rebecca Rada, UCLA Health LGBTQ+ Healthcare Fellow, and Dr. Daniela Delgado, Clinical Instructor in the UCLA Department of Medicine, presented “Answers to Common Questions on Gender Affirming Care for Adolescents” for the Parents and Professionals Institute of Models of Pride. This annual free event provides resources and workshops for LGBTQ youth and opportunities for professionals who work with LGBTQ youth to improve their practices.
The doctors and staff of the UCLA Gender Health Program team would like to reassure our patient communities that WE ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE committed to providing and promoting compassionate, inclusive and equitable care throughout our health system. We hold to these core values and practices, despite the ever-changing winds of public discourse. Our commitment to lesbian, gay, trans, and gender-diverse patients is unwavering.
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Giving to the UCLA Gender Health Program
The UCLA Gender Health Program counts on your generous support to help sustain our commitment to provide outstanding and accessible healthcare for people who are transgender or gender diverse that is sensitive to everyone’s individual needs. Giving >
The first step in enrolling in the UCLA Gender Health Program is an over the phone intake visit with our case management team. During the phone intake appointment our case management team will ask a variety of questions that will allow us to streamline your care through our health system and help us link you to any additional information or community based resources you might need. Intake appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm-5pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-12pm, although we may be able to accommodate alternative schedules as necessary.