Gender diversity refers to behaviors or appearances that do not match traditional ideas about gender. People who identify as transgender have a gender identity or expression that differs from their assigned sex at birth.
It is important to have a healthcare provider who understands your needs. Need2Know Lake County offers confidential gender health care. We welcome all people. We do not discriminate based on a person’s race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, past or current drug use, or ability to pay.
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For some gender diverse people, surgery is a natural part of affirming gender. This can be a complicated process that is always changing. Our health navigators and behavioral health staff are here to help you navigate this process.
Surgeries may include:
Breast augmentation (giving a more prominent chest/breasts)
Mastectomy (taking away breasts)
Orchiectomy (taking away testicles)
Vaginoplasty (creating a vagina)
Phalloplasty (creating a penis)
We provide hormone replacement therapy for transgender and gender diverse people. Our medical providers treat you with respect and dignity. We can work with you to decide if hormones are right for you.
Join our support groups for all gender diverse people over age 14. Our groups are not therapy groups. They are for social support, education, and fun!
Topics can include:
How to come out
What to expect from hormones
Being transgender in the workplace
Gender diversity in dating
Immigration and gender diversity
Health navigation is a free service that helps people coordinate their medical care. We can help you with:
Any problems you may have with medication and a provider