University Hospitals LGBTQ and Gender Care Services
Our goal is to enhance the well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community by providing customized services and the highest quality care.
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Innovative Gender and Sexual Diversity Services
University Hospitals offers innovative gender and sexual diversity services to address the medical, emotional and social needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual patients, as well as those who are questioning and and/or exploring their identity.
Comprehensive gender and sexual diversity services include primary and preventive care, transgender and gender non-conforming care; specialized surgical care and consultations; behavioral and mental health and fertility and reproductive services.
Closing the Gap of Health Care Inequality
Our services strive to address the well-documented health disparities that exist in this population given that LGBTQIA+ individuals:
- Are less likely to have a primary care physician
- Are less likely to have healthcare insurance
- Are more likely to be overweight or obese
- Are less likely to get preventive screenings
- Are more likely to have higher rates of substance abuse (alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs)
- Are less likely to have access to culturally competent providers
- Are at greater risk of rape and/or physical violence
- Are at greater risk for mental health issues and suicide
- Are at greater risk for HIV and other STIs
Gender and sexual diversity is a core value at University Hospitals and we have made it a priority to foster a culture of inclusion and enrich our community by offering services that aim to reduce these health care disparities.
To enhance the physical and emotional well-being of LGBTQIA+ individuals by providing a wide range of coordinated services that promote health and wellness; by eliminating the health care disparities experienced by this population; and by participating in research and promoting education related to gender and sexual diversity.
To be a nationally recognized and trusted leader in providing for the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of the LBGTQIA+ population through our expertise in medicine, behavioral and mental health, public health, community health, social work, research and education.