Hormone therapy consultations are provided by Dr. Maddie Deutsch, Director of UCSF Transgender Care, an affiliate of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, and internationally recognized expert in transgender medicine. Patients can be seen only for hormone therapy and consultation, or in conjunction with receiving primary care. In many cases, after your initial in-person consultation, follow up visits can be conducted using telemedicine.
Why is transgender hormone therapy based at UCSF Women's Health Primary Care?
There are many overlaps between women's health and transgender health, including the use of hormones. At UCSF, the leadership at Women's Health Primary Care has made providing hormone therapy to transgender and gender nonconforming people a priority.
Do you also see transgender men at Women's Health Primary Care?
Yes! Approximately 10% of patients seen are non-transgender men, including gay and bisexual men who feel more comfortable receiving care with us, and men who have chosen to receive their primary care with us based on the recommendations of their friends or relatives. As a result, it is fairly common to see men in our clinic waiting room, so transgender men can feel very comfortable and welcome at our clinic.