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Gender Affirming Care

Published On: Jun 10, 2024Categories: Articles, Health Tips, News

At Tapestry 360 Health, we are dedicated to providing affirming, high-quality care for all LGBTQ+ patients. 

Services Offered:  

  • Gender Affirming Care – Hormone therapy 

What is Gender Affirming Care?  

Tapestry strives to provide a safe and inclusive experience for all patients. We offer specific services for individuals seeking gender-affirming hormone therapy and/or mental health support.  

What we do specifically 

  • We provide non-surgical GAC, including primary care, gender inclusive cancer screenings, hormone therapies, and mental health resources.

What can you expect at an appointment?  

  • At your visit, you may get a health screening, labs, and determine if/what hormones might be appropriate for you. 
  • Tapestry providers practice using an informed consent model: hormones can be therapeutic for many people, but they also may come with potential risks and irreversible changes on the body. You will discuss with your provider the risks and benefits of hormone therapy and decide what is right for you. 

Health Chats

Navigating Coming Out

Here are some of the topics we covered:

  • How can family/friends support youth who are coming out?
  • What can medical providers do to create a safe space for patients who are queer or coming out?
  • How can youth who are coming out discuss with their school, family and/or friends in a safe way?
  • What are resources for youth who are thinking of coming out?

Queer & Culture

This session features a discussion of experience, identity and intersectionality within queer Ethiopian and South Asian Communities.

Gender Confirmation

What You Need to Know About Gender Confirmation

Some of the topics our presenters cover:

  • What is kink?
  • What is the difference between kink, BDSM & fetish?
  • What role do consent and nurturance play in kink?
  • How can medical providers create safe spaces for patients participating in kink play What are resources for people new to the community?

Gender Affirming Care Provider Champions

Anuj K. Shah, MD, MPH

Schedule with Anuj K. Shah, MD, MPH.

Schedule with Yasmine Goelzer, MD

Schedule with Margaret Cushing, PNP

Anuj K. Shah, MD, MPH

Schedule with Ron J. Chacko, MD

Schedule with Sarah Lau, FNP-BC

Schedule with Julia S. Baird, MD

Anuj K. Shah, MD, MPH

Schedule with Taylor Karhliker, DNP

Schedule with Bridget Buyea, MD

Schedule with Laurie Carrier, MD

Additional Resources 

If you need additional services, please see the following community resources from our partner institutions:

Resources: 

Legal/name change  

 

Voice coaching  

 

Community Support 

 

Resources for Providers: 

               World Professional Association for Transgender Health  

           UCSF Gender Affirming Health Program  

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At Tapestry 360 Health, we are dedicated to providing affirming, high-quality care for all LGBTQ+ patients. 

Services Offered:  

  • Gender Affirming Care – Hormone therapy 

What is Gender Affirming Care?  

Tapestry strives to provide a safe and inclusive experience for all patients. We offer specific services for individuals seeking gender-affirming hormone therapy and/or mental health support.  

What we do specifically 

  • We provide non-surgical GAC, including primary care, gender inclusive cancer screenings, hormone therapies, and mental health resources.

What can you expect at an appointment?  

  • At your visit, you may get a health screening, labs, and determine if/what hormones might be appropriate for you. 
  • Tapestry providers practice using an informed consent model: hormones can be therapeutic for many people, but they also may come with potential risks and irreversible changes on the body. You will discuss with your provider the risks and benefits of hormone therapy and decide what is right for you. 

Health Chats

Navigating Coming Out

Here are some of the topics we covered:

  • How can family/friends support youth who are coming out?
  • What can medical providers do to create a safe space for patients who are queer or coming out?
  • How can youth who are coming out discuss with their school, family and/or friends in a safe way?
  • What are resources for youth who are thinking of coming out?

Queer & Culture

This session features a discussion of experience, identity and intersectionality within queer Ethiopian and South Asian Communities.

Gender Confirmation

What You Need to Know About Gender Confirmation

Some of the topics our presenters cover:

  • What is kink?
  • What is the difference between kink, BDSM & fetish?
  • What role do consent and nurturance play in kink?
  • How can medical providers create safe spaces for patients participating in kink play What are resources for people new to the community?

Gender Affirming Care Provider Champions

Anuj K. Shah, MD, MPH

Schedule with Anuj K. Shah, MD, MPH.

Schedule with Yasmine Goelzer, MD

Schedule with Margaret Cushing, PNP

Anuj K. Shah, MD, MPH

Schedule with Ron J. Chacko, MD

Schedule with Sarah Lau, FNP-BC

Schedule with Julia S. Baird, MD

Anuj K. Shah, MD, MPH

Schedule with Taylor Karhliker, DNP

Schedule with Bridget Buyea, MD

Schedule with Laurie Carrier, MD

Additional Resources 

If you need additional services, please see the following community resources from our partner institutions:

Resources: 

Legal/name change  

 

Voice coaching  

 

Community Support 

 

Resources for Providers: 

               World Professional Association for Transgender Health  

           UCSF Gender Affirming Health Program