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Transgender Care

Overview

Transgender is a medical term for people whose sense of their own gender does not match the gender that they were assigned at birth. Transgender care may include gender-affirming hormone therapy, pubertal blockade, mental health care, surgical services, vocal therapy, fertility services, and social services.

UR Medicine is one of the leaders in transgender care in the Rochester metropolitan area and surrounding region.

UR Medicine's Approach

UR Medicine's health professionals take a multidisciplinary approach to supporting transgender patients, including adolescents and adults. Your team of transgender care experts may include:

  • Mental health therapists
  • Surgeons
  • Speech specialists
  • Pediatric and adult endocrinologists
  • Gynecologists
  • Physical therapists

Our healthcare professionals listen to and honor the needs and perspectives of patients and their families. We offer ongoing education and training to ensure that our services are inclusive and our staff are culturally sensitive to the needs of our transgender patients.

Services

The following transgender care is offered at these divisions and departments across the University of Rochester Medical Center:

Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Gender-affirming communication treatment
  • Vocal therapy
  • Gender-affirming facial surgery
  • Tracheal shaving

Adolescent Medicine at Golisano Children’s Hospital (caring for youth and young adults through age 26)

  • Mental health and wellness services
  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy
  • Pubertal blockade (medications that stop or pause puberty)
  • Social work services

Plastic Surgery

  • Gender-affirming top surgery (surgical removal or enhancement of the breasts)

Urology

  • Orchiectomy (surgical removal of the testes)

Gynecology

  • Hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus)
  • Oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries)

Adult and Reproductive Endocrinology

  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy for people over 18 years of age
  • Fertility services

Mental Health and Wellness

  • Mental health care and assessment

What Sets Us Apart?

Our nationally recognized providers offer the most advanced treatments as well as compassionate clinical care. At UR Medicine, we believe in fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion among our faculty and staff, students and trainees, as well as our patients and their families.

Because we are an academic medical center, many of our providers are also involved in research, contributing to a broader understanding of the role of transgender care in physical and mental health.

Our healthcare providers regularly travel to meet and learn from world experts in transgender care. We follow treatment guidelines set forth by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and the Endocrine Society.

Locations

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

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11 locations

Gender Wellness, Obstetrics and Gynecology - Rochester
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

Lattimore Medical Center
125 Lattimore Road, West Entrance, Suite 150
Rochester, NY 14620

Ear, Nose, & Throat - Batavia
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

7995 Call Parkway, Suite 100
Batavia, NY 14020

Ear, Nose, & Throat - Geneva

64 Elizabeth Blackwell Street, Suite A
Geneva, NY 14456

Ear, Nose, & Throat - Rochester
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

Ambulatory Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

Ear, Nose, & Throat - North Greece
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

60 Greece Center Drive, Suite 2
Rochester, NY 14612

Ear, Nose, & Throat - Brighton
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

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

Pediatric Otolaryngology - Rochester
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

Lattimore Medical Center
125 Lattimore Road, East Entrance, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14620

Ear, Nose, & Throat - Rochester
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

Wilmot Cancer Institute
601 Elmwood Avenue, Suite G
Rochester, NY 14642

Ear, Nose, & Throat - Rochester

Highland Professional Office Building
990 South Avenue, Suite 207
Rochester, NY 14620

Endocrinology - Rochester
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

Ambulatory Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14620

Endocrinology - Brighton
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

Clinton Crossings, Building H
2400 South Clinton Avenue, Suite 135
Rochester, NY 14620

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