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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.
The UCLA Gender Health Program strives to offer comprehensive medical and surgical care to the transgender and gender diverse community in Los Angeles and across the country. We bring together experts from medical and surgical disciplines to deliver a broad array of services to our patients. Recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a “Leader in LGBTQ+ Health Equality,” UCLA Health specializes in providing sensitive, safe, compassionate care to all patients who come through our doors.
The UCLA Gender Health Program offers:
- Primary Care Services
- Hormone Therapy
- Facial Reconstruction and Body Modification
- Chest/Top Surgery
- Genital Reconstructive Services/Bottom Surgery
- Reproductive Health and Fertility Services
- Behavioral Health Services
- Voice Therapy and Voice Surgery
- Case Management and Care Coordination
The efforts of the UCLA Gender Health Program are supported by the UCLA community and leadership. “UCLA Health is committed to providing one standard of exceptional care to all of our patients,” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA health sciences. With care providers in Primary Care, Endocrinology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Behavioral Health, we have the resources, dedication, and compassion to offer inclusive care across the spectrum of gender-health concerns and services.
Mission and Philosophy
To provide healthcare for people who are transgender or gender diverse that is sensitive to everyone’s individual needs. Everyone’s journey is unique. At UCLA we recognize that every person requires something different and we want to get to know you so that we can take care of the whole you.
Our Philosophy and Goals
To provide outstanding, accessible health services for transgender and gender diverse patients, treat each patient with sensitivity, provide a comfortable and safe healthcare experience, continue to expand our understanding of how to effectively serve the gender diverse population, deliver leading-edge research findings and incorporate programs in a network of resources to keep our patients safe and healthy.
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.
At the UCLA Gender Health Program, we understand the unique challenges that gender-diverse patients face when searching for health care. Providing personalized care involves collaboration between specialty physicians, which is why we have a Care Coordinator as your first point of contact. To discuss your individual goals and needs, so that we can plan the best approach to referral coordination and appointments, please call our UCLA Gender Health Program care coordinator at (310) 267-4334.
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