Promoting optimal health and well-being for transgender, gender diverse, and nonbinary adults and youth
Welcome to the Main Line Health Comprehensive 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.
Launched in 2021, the Comprehensive Gender Care Program is new and rapidly 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
Your health and well-being are our top priority. Our gender care team of specialists in behavioral health, primary care, hormone therapy, gender-affirming surgeries, and other medical and supportive services will help you identify and meet your goals for affirming care as well as manage your general health. Throughout your journey, our dedicated gender services nurse navigator will help coordinate your care, identify necessary paperwork, and access community resources you may need.
Our team welcomes the opportunity to meet you and discuss your goals and specific needs. Let us know how we can help.
Katherine Rose, MD
Director, Main Line Health Comprehensive Gender Care Program
Comprehensive gender care services
The Main Line Health Comprehensive Gender Care Program encompasses all aspects of affirming care and support for transgender and gender-expansive adults and youth, 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 Comprehensive 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.
If you are interested in starting or need help with gender-affirming hormone therapy, our primary care providers can assist you. All primary care providers on our team are knowledgeable and experienced in the safe and appropriate use of feminizing and masculinizing hormone therapy.