Transgender Health Care
Crew Health is the premier leader in Orlando, Florida for specialized medical care for transgender persons, featuring hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for FTM (Female to Male), MTF (Male to Female), and gender-queer patients of all ages in a safe, friendly, and culturally competent atmosphere. Also at Crew Health we can also serve as your primary care health provider.
Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity or expression (masculine, feminine, other) is different from their sex (male, female) at birth. Gender identity refers to one’s internal understanding of one’s own gender, or the gender with which a person identifies. Gender expression is a term used to describe people’s outward presentation of their gender.
Gender identity and sexual orientation are different facets of identity. Everyone has a gender identity and a sexual orientation, but a person’s gender does not determine a person’s sexual orientation. Transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or none of the above.
Transgender people, particularly transgender women, are vulnerable to HIV infection. Available evidence suggests that, in relation to their population size, transgender women are among the most heavily affected populations in the United States. Gaps in knowledge about population size and trends in HIV infections, however, create significant challenges to designing effective prevention programs, directing resources, and tracking progress in this population.
HIV prevention with PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) for transgender people is a core priority of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. As part of its High-Impact Prevention approach, CDC is working with public health partners, other federal agencies, and community leaders to address key gaps in HIV prevention and care for transgender people nationwide.