Access to safe gender-affirming care can significantly reduce anxiety, depression, and other serious mental health concerns in transgender individuals, one study published in JAMA Network Open shows. At Bridge City Family Medical Clinic in Portland, Oregon, the naturopathic team routinely completes training on transgender care to ensure patients receive the comprehensive care they need to thrive. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about transgender health care.
Transgender health, or gender-affirming care, encompasses a range of services to help support and affirm a person who identifies with a gender they weren’t assigned at birth. The naturopathic Bridge City Family Medical Clinic providers deliver whole-body care to transgender patients, focusing on their physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being.
This comprehensive approach ensures that transgender patients receive the necessary support, understanding, and healthcare services they need to live authentically and thrive.
Transgender patients face many barriers that can make navigating the healthcare system difficult. Many have endured negative experiences with previous providers that left them feeling invalidated, misunderstood, and hesitant to seek care. Common barriers to transgender care include:
Bridge City Family Medical Clinic is a safe space for transgender patients to receive the equitable care, support, and affirmation they need and deserve.
Transgender health care is lifesaving for those who want to live healthfully and authentically. Benefits for transgender health care include:
Bridge City Family Medical Clinic supports transgender patients by offering gender-affirming services, promoting mental and physical well-being, and fostering a safe and welcoming environment.
Transgender health care at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic includes services such as:
Gender-affirming primary care typically includes hormone therapy management, preventive screenings, mental health support, and coordination of transgender-specific services with specialist providers.
The team provides comprehensive mental health care and coordinates with therapists, counselors, psychologists, and support groups in the area to ensure you receive personalized support.
Testosterone or estrogen hormone therapy can help align your sexual characteristics with your gender identity to promote a more authentic physical appearance and reduce gender dysmorphia.
The team offers preventive health screenings, menstrual cycle management, sexual health care, and fertility services for transgender patients.
Bridge City Family Medical Clinic welcomes transgender patients to receive the safe, supportive care they deserve. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.