Promoting optimal health and well-being for transgender, gender diverse, and nonbinary individuals
Welcome to the Main Line Health Gender Care Program, serving transgender and gender-expansive people and their families near and far. On behalf of our multispecialty gender care team, I am pleased to introduce you to our program.
The Gender Care Program is steadily growing, with roots in the thriving culture of diversity, respect, and inclusion at Main Line Health. Building on this foundation, our goals and vision for gender care are twofold:
- Ensure transgender and gender-expansive people in the region and beyond have streamlined access to high-quality, evidence-based gender-affirming care as well as all general and specialty health care they may need
- Improve the overall health of transgender and gender-expansive people through ongoing efforts to narrow health care disparities experienced by transgender people; educate the community about transgender health; and stay at the forefront in all aspects of gender-affirming care
Gender care services
The Main Line Health Gender Care Program encompasses all aspects of affirming care and support for transgender and gender-expansive individuals, including:
Our program adheres to the guidelines for safe and effective gender-affirming care set forth by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) in its Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People. These standards are based on the best available scientific evidence and expert consensus on transgender health.
Multidisciplinary gender care team
The Main Line Health Gender Care Program offers streamlined access to a team of medical, surgical, behavioral health, and support specialists. The program works in partnership with Main Line Health LGBTQ Inclusive Care to provide high-quality primary care services and gender-affirming hormone therapy.