UPMC cares for all members of the LGBTQIA+ communities. This includes, but is not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual or aromantic people.
We offer expert care for transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) people, including, nonbinary and genderfluid individuals.
Not all people under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella have the same health care needs.
No matter your gender or sexual identity, UPMC will tailor a treatment plan for you and your unique needs.
UPMC health care for LGBTQIA+ and TGD people includes:
We also offer several integrated clinics to help LGBTQIA+ and TGD people get care that meets their needs.
Health care disparities are gaps in health and health care between groups of people. These can include changes in disease, injury, or violence rates and access to health care, medicine, or opportunities.
These gaps in care occur because of unequal experiences, backgrounds, resources, or treatment of people in certain groups.
People who face health care disparities tend to have disadvantages compared to others. These could be social, economic, or environmental.
Society and social centers — such as schools, hospitals, and city services — can take steps to reduce these gaps in care.
UPMC's HealthBeat blog also offers:
Some health issues occur more often among LGBTQIA+ men and women than among straight people.
Young LGBTQIA+ people often face greater risks to their health than other youth.
Compared to their straight peers, LGBTQIA+ youth:
UPMC made an LGBTQIA+ Affirming Provider designation that our health care workers can earn.
This helps you find doctors and other experts trained in LGBTQIA+ health needs who offer safe, validating, and welcoming care.
UPMC also has 25 hospitals on the Human Rights Campaign's Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
This country-wide tool reviews health care centers and clinics based on the equity and inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people. This can include LGBTQIA+ patients, families, visitors, and staff.
The UPMC system has:
UPMC has a wide range of care for LGBTQIA+ men and women.
This group includes:
UPMC offers both HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP):
The UPMC Magee Center for Reproduction and Transplantation can help you:
The UPMC Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology can help you have a baby.
They offer access to third-party reproductive services such as:
The Women's Health Physical Therapy at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute cares for LGBTQIA+ women at all life stages.
They treat health issues such as:
The LGBTQIA+ Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital offers evidence-based mental health care for adult members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
The program provides support for those who are experiencing an abrupt or severe worsening of mental health symptoms related to:
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh offers LGBTQIA+ care to youth under 18 and up to 26 years old.
Our care doesn't stop at the age of 18 or 26. At the right time, the care team will help you move to adult care.
LGBTQIA+ youth include young people who are:
The Gender and Sexual Development Program brings together care from all over UPMC Children's Hospital, including:
Behavioral health at UPMC Children's can help LGBTQIA+ youth with issues such as:
UPMC Children's gender and sexual development resources for youth and their families and caregivers offers:
A glossary of sexual and gender identities.
A parent outreach program where people can speak with the parents of transgender children.
Transgender fact sheets.
There's also info for transgender, nonbinary, and other gender-diverse teens and their families such as:
These articles can help LGBTQIA+ youth and their families, caregivers, and loved ones as well:
We offer transgender surgery and other gender-affirming care at UPMC. This includes care for female-to-male (trans masculine) and male-to-female (trans feminine) people.
The UPMC Magee Center for Reproduction and Transplantation team treats gender dysphoria. They can help you get ready for gender-affirming surgery.
Trans people can also preserve their fertility at the Magee Center's Fertility Preservation Program.
UPMC's HealthBeat blog also offers:
Many people who are LGBTQIA+ may not fall under one label or identity. That's why UPMC caters to the unique needs of each gender-diverse person.
This includes people who are:
Voice therapy and training at UPMC can help gender-diverse people with the sound and feel of their voice. A speech-language pathologist can help ensure your voice depicts and reflects your identity.
UPMC HealthBeat has posts on:
UPMC's Pittsburgh Area Center for Treatment of HIV (PACT) offers complete primary, specialty and social HIV care, including:
The UPMC Latterman Family Health Center in McKeesport also cares for people at risk for HIV or living with HIV.
Social care through REACCH includes:
UPMC offers gender-affirming surgery including trans masculine and trans feminine top and bottom surgery.
Top surgery at UPMC includes:
Bottom surgery includes:
We also specialize in techniques to:
UPMC also offers facial surgery to make you look more feminine or masculine.
Facial options include techniques to: