Trans Health Initiative

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We know there is a serious lack of affordable and safe care. Our center is committed to providing a safe space and trans-affirmative environment for individuals interested in holistic wellness services.

Since 2000, Feminist Center has offered sensitive, friendly, and affordable health care to transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex individuals. We currently provide care to trans men, gender non-conforming and intersex clients from across the Southern states. It is our aim to ensure that the care we provide is sensitive, safe and affordable. We have heard multiple accounts of trans clients not always receiving the highest standards of care. We are working to address these gaps in our trans healthcare.

Services for Trans Men:

  • Hormone Therapy (HT) for Trans Men: Facilitate positive changes in your gender presentation with testosterone management. We start with a wellness exam or blood-panel before starting HT. Current records of wellness exam or blood-levels from another provider may be accepted to start Hormone Therapy (HT). We *do not* require therapy letters, however patients with mental health  concerns will need confirmation of current therapy. It is recommended that you have had real life experience (RLE) living in your chosen gender identity totaling one year or more. Note: After your results are received, our providers will review your file and may request additional lab work or procedures, confirmation of therapy, or further information before you can safely start HT.
  • Wellness Exam: lower exam with pap and HPV testing & pre and post-surgical chest exam. Those who have had a complete hysterectomy or are under 21 may be exempt.
  • Lower Exams: we understand that this may be a stressful experience so we offer private rooms for you and your partner or friend, smaller sized instruments, a relaxant prior to the exam, and anesthesia in some cases.
  • Pre and post-surgical chest exam: Recommended annually for all individuals, especially those on hormone therapy.
  • T-Panel: Lab work to test functions which may be affected by HT to include Lipid Panel, Hepatic Panel, Complete Metabolic Panel, CBC, and Testosterone Level.
  • Surgical Clearance Lab Work and Support Letter: Tests ordered by your doctor prior to surgery and a letter from our physician supporting your decision and summarizing your current medical care up to the time of surgery.
  • Gender Marker Letter: Our providers review your request and write letters to support changing your gender on legal documentation and/or government identification.

 

Wellness Services for Trans Women, Non-Binary, and Intersex Clients

  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing & Treatment: Lab work to test for various sexually transmitted infections. We provide treatment for all STDs/STIs except HIV.
  • HIV Tests: We currently perform HIV testing through blood draws. Should you need a Rapid HIV test, treatment or further counseling, we will provide necessary referrals.
  • Wellness Lab Work: Tests to help monitor your health status. (We accept outside physician-ordered labs)
  • Pre and post-surgical chest exam: Recommended annually for all individuals, especially those on hormone therapy.
  • Surgical Clearance Lab Work and Letter:  Tests ordered by your doctor prior to surgery and a letter from our physician supporting your decision and summarizing your current medical care up to the time of surgery.
  • Gender Marker Letter: Our providers review your request and write letters to support changing your gender on legal documentation and/or government identification.
  • Referrals and Collaboration: We provide referrals to local Doctors and will collaborate on your continued care.
  • Other services: We are currently working to expand our services and other services may become available before this list is updated.

 

Trans-Friendly Resources in Atlanta

The Trans Health Initiative (THI) is dedicated to building community and making information more easily accessible. This is a list of Trans* resources in the Atlanta area to aid in your research. It has been compiled by Georgia Equality, Trans (forming), The Health Initiative and La Gender, Inc. This list should be seen as a starting point to connect with Trans* health care providers, support groups, and other organizations; the clinic is neither recommending these resources nor affiliated with those listed. This list is not exhaustive and we would love to add any additional resources, just email us!