Transgender Health

People of transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) experience often face widespread discrimination and misunderstanding from health care providers. As a consequence, many people of transgender experience do not have safe access to primary and preventive healthcare.

Callen-Lorde provides an affirming environment where patients can receive hormone therapy as well as engage in an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider and/or a mental health provider to address the full spectrum of health and wellness needs.

Callen-Lorde also provides Care Coordination tailored for patients of transgender experience that need additional support. Our Care Coordinators offer information, assistance and referrals regarding benefits and entitlements, including insurance, housing, and referrals to other supportive services.

Trans Health Services include:

  • Primary Care
  • Chest/Breast Health
  • Hormone Care
  • Pelvic Wellness Exams; PAP Tests
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Screenings & Treatment
  • HIV/AIDS Testing, Treatment & Prevention, including PrEP and PEP
  • Harm Reduction Counseling
  • Care Coordination

Trans Health Resources

Ways to be an Ally Comic

To celebrate Trans Day of Visibility in 2018, we partnered with illustrator Ketch Wehr to develop a comic about ways cis people can be an ally to transgender and non-binary people.

Callen-Lorde’s Transgender Health Hormone Protocols

Developed by a panel of internal experts along with fellow peers and leaders in the fields of Transgender health, Callen-Lorde’s Transgender Health Hormone Protocols details the guidelines for the provision of hormone therapy. Targeted to educational organizations as well as medical and mental health providers, the protocols outline the process, benefits and risks of hormone therapy, as well as consent forms and other useful resources.

Safer Binding and Tucking

Binding and tucking are just two ways that TGNB people may choose to use to aid in their gender expression. Learn the do’s and dont’s in our helpful brochure series.

 

Finding your Voice

Interested in changing how you sound to affirm your gender expression? Download our helpful brochure.

Gender Confirming Surgeon List and Resources

Callen-Lorde encourages patients to research the credentials and qualifications of providers they are considering for any procedure. Inclusion of a surgeon on this list is in no way an endorsement or recommendation by Callen-Lorde.

NYC-Metro Area Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Community Resources

Produced in conjunction with Mount Sinai, this community resource guide a guide contains information about community organizations and social and supportive services in the NYC-Metro area that are either known to have experience working with TGNB people, or who offer unique services that some in our community might need. However, the presence of an organization here does not mean that it will be a safe referral for all TGNB people. If you have any concerns, it is always a good idea to bring a friend or other supportive ally with you. Updated in March 2018

 

Pronouns Matter!

Callen-Lorde offers many resources to our TGNB clients and staff including pronoun stickers accessible at every front desk. Check out our video highlighting the Pronouns Matter campaign and see how the use of a person’s correct pronoun can lead to a more welcoming, safe and respectful atmosphere for everyone.