We Stand United and Strong with our Trans Community

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Overview

The Transgender Health Program at University of Utah is a multidisciplinary team committed to providing patients with compassionate, coordinated care in all aspects of a patient’s journey.  Our core leadership team meets on a monthly basis to ensure the success of our program.  This is supplemented with a bi-annual meeting where all Transgender Health Program providers and staff participate to share thought leadership ideas and improvements.

Vision (Where We Are Going)

A patient-centric, multi-disciplinary gender health program for all gender journeys across the lifespan.

Mission (What We Do)

The Transgender Health Program is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate, evidence-based care for gender diverse individuals in a supportive, affirming environment.

Objectives or Values

  1. Intersectionality: We will recognize the unique social and political identities that exist within gender diverse individuals and advocate to remove inequalities within healthcare.
  2. Coordinated Care: We will provide coordinated care through patient navigation and provider communication on all aspects of care.
  3. Research: We will engage in research to advance knowledge and well-being for the care of gender diverse individuals.
  4. Education: We seek to educate providers, trainees, and the public on the needs and health of gender diverse individuals.

Services Include:

Surgical:

  • Masculinizing procedures
    • Hysterectomy
    • Top Surgery
    • Metoidoplasty
    • Phalloplasty
  • Feminizing procedures
    • Orchiectomy
    • Tracheal shave
    • Breast augmentation
    • Facial feminization 
    • Vaginoplasty and vulvoplasty

Medical:

  • Primary care
  • Hormone therapy
  • HIV PrEP
  • Contraception
  • Fertility
  • Behavorial health
  • Voice therapy
  • Laser hair reduction
  • Adolescent Gender Management and Support Clinic
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Physical Therapy

Latest News

Transgender Health Program honored at Living Color Utah
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Sep 20, 2021

Transgender Health Program honored at Living Color Utah

Utah Business and Living Color Utah hosted their third-annual Living Color Gala—a night to honor those individuals who have made it their mission to attract and foster diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the state of Utah. Among the list of honorees was Ariel Malan (she/her) Program Coordinator of the University of Utah Health Transgender Health Program.... Read More

Surgery
education
Jul 26, 2021

M.ED Podcast: Transgender Health Part 1

Welcome to M.ED: Medical Education for the practicing clinician. This is the first in a two-part episode series on transgender health. I was fortunate to have a really interesting conversation with Dr. Adam Dell, a pediatrician who works in adolescent medicine at the University of Utah Adolescent Medicine Clinic with GeMS (Gender Management and Support). This is a comprehensive clinic for transgender, non-binary, intersex, and gender diverse youth, as well as for youth questioning their gender. The clinic provides care for their patient's physical, mental, and emotional health. Dr. Dell gives a great overview of the state of current transgender medicine, including various treatment options as well as information that every clinician should know when caring for transgender patients. ... Read More

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research
May 26, 2021

2021 Publishing Award Recipient Conducted First Survey of Transgender Healthcare Curricula in PA Education

Joanne Rolls, MEHP, MPAS, PA-C, is the recipient of the 2021 Publishing Award as the lead author of “Curricular Approaches to Transgender Health in Physician Assistant Education,” published in the journal Academic Medicine. “This research is the first and most detailed of its kind,” Rolls says. “As PAs, we can lead the way in assessing and shaping curricula to improve the health access and healthcare of transgender and gender-diverse people.”... Read More

Surgery
education
Jan 29, 2021

Patient Voices: Four Ways to Build Trust with Your Transgender Patients

Everyone needs health care at some point in their lives. But for a person who is transgender, gender diverse, or part of the LGBTQ+ community (or both), navigating the health care experience can be fraught with challenges because of their outward expression and internal sense of gender. To create safer, more affirming spaces, we asked patients themselves for their guidance.... Read More

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Transgender Health Program - End of Year Highlights, 2020
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Dec 21, 2020

Transgender Health Program - End of Year Highlights, 2020

During this difficult year, we wanted to share some of the small wins and accomplishments our Program has seen with our patients, their families, and community and campus partners. Despite the challenges, we have continued to see growth and are excited about the direction of the Program in the months and years ahead. As always, we are grateful for your feedback and support so that we can continue to move forward to provide the best possible care.... Read More

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Welcome from Our Medical Director

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