Transgender Patients Find Safe Haven at Bronx Family Practice

Transgender Patients Find Safe Haven at Bronx Family Practice

The Community Healthcare Network’s Bronx Health Center and another location that the nonprofit network operates in Jamaica, Queens, have incorporated a program for transgender patients into their family clinics — an arrangement that the network says is the only one of its kind in the city.

The Transgender Family Program, which began at the South Bronx clinic in 2004 and was added to the Queens center in 2011, provides transgender patients with primary care, HIV treatment and hormone therapy, along with counseling and help with practical matters, such as how to change their name legally. The family clinics also host popular support groups that discuss a range of transgender health issues, from sexual safety to silicone injections.

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