Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health
Gynecology & Aesthetics located in Midtown Memphis, Memphis, TN
Susan Lacy, MD, FACOG, and her team at Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee, understand that the transgender community is underserved. They offer a comprehensive array of health care services for transgender patients at their welcoming office, where patients from all walks of life are welcome and treated with respect. If you're looking for compassionate, expert health care, call Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health or schedule a consultation online today.
Transgender Care Q & A
What is transgender care?
Transgender patients, whether you identify as male, female, or nonbinary, have unique health care needs, including gynecological care and exams, hormone therapy, and gender reassignment support.
The transgender community is often underserved due to a lack of training and understanding. Patients are also sometimes reluctant to seek out reproductive health care for many reasons. For example, you might think it isn't necessary to have pelvic exams or Pap smears if you no longer have periods or penetrative vaginal sex. Some patients find the process of a gynecological exam triggers mental and emotional issues around their gender identity.
At Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health, Dr. Lacy and her team provide compassionate and sensitive reproductive health care to every patient, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Working with a trusted, expert physician can help you protect and improve your health so you can lead a healthy and fulfilling life.
What services does transgender care include?
Dr. Lacy and the team at Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health provide a variety of health services, including:
- Hormone therapy for male-to-female and female-to-male patients
- Treatment for nonbinary patients
- Reproductive health care such as Pap smears
- STD testing and treatment
- Fertility services
- Assistance with gender marker and name change documentation
- Referrals for surgical services
They also diagnose and treat reproductive health issues such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Even if you're taking hormone therapy or no longer have periods, if you have female reproductive organs, preventive screenings are a critical part of protecting your health.
Is gender transition support available?
Yes, Dr. Lacy and her team can help you with gender transition. They provide hormone therapy for both male-to-female and female-to-male patients. The team can also help you complete and submit the necessary documentation to change your name and gender marker.
When you're ready to investigate and plan gender reassignment surgery, Dr. Lacy and her team provide referrals to expert surgeons. They collaborate with your surgical team to ensure you receive joined-up care before, during, and after your surgical transition.
Additionally, Dr. Lacy and her team provide fertility support. They offer consultations to help you learn about your fertility options and choose the best method to preserve your ability to have children. For example, they can help you freeze eggs or work with a fertility specialist to have in vitro fertilization. There are many options available to help you, regardless of your gender identity.
If you're looking for sensitive and expert transgender health care services, call Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health or make an appointment online today.