Transgender Care

Southwest Family Physicians -  - Family Practice

Southwest Family Physicians

Family Practice & Medical Weight Loss located in Tigard, OR

As a comprehensive health care practice, the medical team at Southwest Family Physicians in Tigard, Oregon, understands the complexities of being transgender. The staff offers compassionate, comprehensive gender-affirmative care to meet your specific needs during your transition and beyond. The Southwest Family Physicians provides on-site services, like hormone replacement therapy and counseling, for transgender patients who are searching for reliable care. Learn more about transgender care services by calling the office today or by requesting a consultation online now.

Transgender Care Q & A

What are the Common Health Concerns of Transgender Individuals?

Transgender individuals often lack access to high-quality health care due to discrimination or a lack of knowledge on the part of the doctor.

At Southwest Family Physicians, the medical team is experienced in the issues that affect the transgender community, especially:

  • Social stigmas
  • Increased HIV risk
  • Mental health issues
  • Safety of hormone therapy

To ensure you get the health care you deserve, the Southwest Family Physicians staff stay up to date on the latest advancements in transgender health care.

What Transgender Care Services are Available?

The unique needs of the transgender community require the consistent care Southwest Family Physicians can offer. To address the health concerns of transgender individuals, the staff offer services like:

  • Preventive care
  • Annual physical exams
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Sexual and reproductive health care

You can expect to receive a custom treatment plan designed to make your transition easier and safe. The doctors at Southwest Family Physicians prioritize your health needs and are highly experienced in addressing common concerns and questions about gender transition with compassion and the latest available resources.

Why Do I Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone therapy is beneficial for enhancing the characteristics of your gender. Your Southwest Family Physicians doctor can recommend the right type and dosage of synthetic hormones to assist in your transition based on your health history and expectations.

Hormone therapy for transgender patients will produce physical changes in the body, such as an increase in muscle mass or the development of breasts or facial hair.

You can also expect changes to your emotional health and your sexual function and feelings. Transitioning males will experience a noticeable reduction in testicle size and a decrease in the frequency of erections, while females will notice changes in sexual sensations and may experience a significant difference in their emotions.

The skilled medical staff at Southwest Family Physicians understand how the many changes occurring during your transition can impact your life. They create hormone replacement therapy plans that focus on improving your overall health and satisfaction with your quality of life.

To learn more about available transgender services, schedule an in-person consultation now using the online booking feature or by calling the office today.