New Gender Pathways Program makes trans health care a priority
SQI faculty member Sumanas Jordan has co-founded a new Northwestern Medicine program to provide transgender and non-binary individuals with gender-affirming, supportive medical services that treat the “whole person” throughout their lifetime.
Called the Gender Pathways Program, the initiative offers coordinated multidisciplinary care by more than a dozen Northwestern Medicine physicians in obstetrics and gynecology, urology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, internal medicine, family medicine and plastic surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The program offers feminizing and masculinizing facial, top and bottom surgeries, as well as connections for hormone therapy, primary care, preventive health screenings and laser hair removal.
“We want to make Northwestern Medicine the medical home for as many people as possible, not just providing transition-related surgery but lifelong, supportive and safe care,” said Jordan, assistant professor of plastic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine plastic surgeon specializing in gender-affirming surgery and transgender health care. “Whether it’s surgical transition, general gynecology, fertility counseling, internal medicine, social work or psychology, we have trusted colleagues in each of those medical subspecialties who can provide affirming, thoughtful care.”
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