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Gender-Affirming Communication

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What is Gender-Affirming Communication?

Gender-affirming communication treatment helps you alter your voice and speech in a way that better aligns with your gender and feels more authentic to you.

This type of treatment may include:

  • Exploring your voice and communication
  • Working on overall vocal health
  • Therapy before and after surgery
  • Support during or after hormone replacement

UR Medicine's Approach

Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) will work with you to make sure you’re using healthy vocal techniques during this process. They will start with evaluating your personal goals for your voice, doing an assessment of your voice and communication, and reviewing treatment options.

UR Medicine is proud to offer the following treatments:

  • Voice and communication styles across the gender spectrum, including individualized services for:
    • Neutralization
    • Feminization
    • Masculinization
  • Voices in Transition Group Therapy

What Sets Us Apart?

UR Medicine Voice Center provides state-of-the-art evaluation and management of individuals with voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. Our team of specialists includes fellowship-trained ear, nose, and throat physicians, speech-language pathologists, and singing specialists.

Our experts have specialized training in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and work collaboratively. UR Medicine has Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) with specialty training and expertise in gender-affirming communication. All of our gender communication specialists are Safe Space-trained, as our goal is to provide top-tier services in an affirming environment.


Our care team is here for you. Find a UR Medicine expert and get care now.

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We serve you in the Rochester metropolitan area and surrounding region.

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Ear, Nose, & Throat - Brighton

Clinton Woods
2365 South Clinton Avenue, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618

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