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New University transgender health clinic aims to make care accessible

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Boynton Health added the Transgender Health clinic as part of an effort to improve services for transgender members of the University of Minnesota community this summer.

The effort started with a Boynton audit that examined health disparities and needs among LGBT patients, along with best practices to address them. Some University employees said the center — which offers services like hormone therapy and sexual health care — makes high-quality care more accessible to transgender people at the University.

The clinic’s intent is to provide individualized and patient-centered care for transgender students, staff and faculty, said Dawn Brintnell, a nurse practitioner in the Transgender Health Clinic.

Read the MN Daily story.

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