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Insurance Navigation 101
Gender Health Program Manager Christopher Mann, MSW, ASW, presents the “Insurance Navigation 101” webinar. He provides an overview on navigating trans health insurance benefits and provides insights on how to access gender affirming care through your insurance.
NOTE: Gender Affirming Care guidelines are continually being updated and insurance policies reevaluate their criteria every year, so it’s best to contact your insurance company and work with your care team for up-to-date information regarding insurance requirements. The WPATH Standards of Care, https://www.wpath.org/soc8, are commonly referred to by insurance companies when making their policies and were updated in September 2022.
Transgender Top Surgery
UCLA plastic surgeon George Rudkin, MD, discussed the various techniques used for transgender top surgery, as well as preoperative assessment, perioperative care and recovery from surgery.
Due to privacy considerations, we have not publicly posted this webinar. The video as well as surgery photos - both preoperative and postoperative - are available to be seen during your initial consult.
Genital Gender Affirming Surgery: Masculinizing Surgery with Metoidioplasty
UCLA gender health expert Gladys Ng, MD, MPH, discusses transgender masculinizing surgery and general standard of care for genital surgery. Dr. Ng focuses on metoidioplasty procedure, including goals, outcomes and post-operative care.
Gender Identity Development and Medical Options for Transgender Youth
UCLA pediatrician/ internist Amy Weimer, MD and psychologist Jessica M. Bernacki, PhD discussed gender identity development in adolescents and children. The talk focused on how to care for youth whose gender identity does not match their assigned sex at birth. They also discussed the impact of social transition and medical interventions.
Facial Reconstruction Techniques for Gender Affirmation
UCLA plastic and reconstructive surgeon Justine Lee, MD, discusses the overview of surgical techniques for facial reconstruction to support the profound journey of transgender patients.
LGBTQ+ Community Engagement in Healthcare
UCLA urologist and Gender Health Program Co-Director Mark Litwin, MD, and Gender Health Program care coordinator Christopher Mann, MSW, ASW, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss the ways UCLA Health is improving care, visibility and engagement for the LGBTQ+ community and what providers can do 1:1 to provide competent and compassionate health care in a safe and supportive environment.
Fertility Considerations for the Transgender Population
Our fertility specialists presented a live-streaming webinar for a conversation about reproductive options and fertility preservation procedures for transfeminine and transmasculine individuals.
Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth: Tips for Parents & Caregivers
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Natalia Ramos, MD, and postdoctoral fellow Elizabeth Ollen, PhD from the UCLA EMPWR Program for LGBTQ+ Youth presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss building resilience in LGBTQ+ youth. Dr. Ramos and Dr. Ollen explored concrete tools and tips for parents and caregivers to support their youth's mental health.
Caring for the Transgender Voice: Focus on Feminization
UCLA head and neck surgeon Abie Mendelsohn, MD, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss an overview of unique perspectives toward the treatment of voice feminization, with a focus on advanced surgical approaches for male-to-female transgender dysphonia.
Genital Gender Affirming Surgery - Considerations Before and After Vaginoplasty
UCLA urologist Gladys Ng, MD, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss general preparation and considerations before and after vaginoplasty, and surgical options for the vaginoplasty procedure.
The Role of Behavioral Health
The Role of Behavioral Health in Gender Affirming Care
Join UCLA clinical psychologist Jessica Bernacki, PhD, and psychiatrist Brandon Ito, MD, MPH for a conversation about gender identity development, including gender dysphoria—the distress a person experiences as a result of the sex and gender they were assigned at birth. Our specialists will also discuss about the important role of behavioral health services in providing gender affirming medical care.
Affirmation Surgery Options
Gender Affirmation Surgery Options for Female To Male Patients
UCLA OB/GYN Valentina M. Rodriguez, MD, provides an overview of options about gender affirming surgery for those considering the procedure as part of their transition. Dr. Rodriguez reviews surgical options available and commonly used techniques.
Gender Affirming Orchiectomy
Join UCLA Urology Chair Mark S. Litwin, MD, to discuss the role of orchiectomy, or testicle removal, as part of gender affirmation surgery. We will cover the pre-operative preparation, the surgical technique, the short-term and long-term follow-up and cases for additional reconstructive surgery.
Gender Health: Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy
UCLA's Stanley Korenman, MD and Shira Grock, MD, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss an overview of gender affirming hormone therapy. They reviewed the use of estrogens and anti-androgens for transgender females and the use of testosterone for transgender males. They also reviewed common concerns during hormone transition and hormone maintenance.
Caring for the Whole You
Join UCLA internal medicine specialist Amy Weimer, MD, for a discussion about common primary care needs for people who are transgender or gender-diverse. Dr. Weimer's talk focuses on how UCLA Health delivers patient-centered care that is sensitive to everyone’s individual needs.