A recent UCLA’s Williams Institute study shows that Texas has the second-largest transgender population in the country. Just over 125,000 Texans identify as transgender. Right now, there is no Central Texas health care clinic tailored to their needs, but that’s about to change. On Thursday, a free transgender clinic will open to the public. This clinic will be the first Transgender clinic to open and it will be in Central Texas! This clinic will be free because why make people go to a clinic and pay and be judge if they’re a male or female. Some of the services that will be offered at the gender care clinic will gender affirming care such as feminizing hormones, masculizing hormones, STD screenings and HIV treatment and prevention drugs.
The Center Disease Control and Prevention estimates one in four transgender women are living with HIV. Everyone should be treated equal no matter what they are such as white, black, brown, male, female, kid, adult, or race still those shouldn’t judge you and classify you into categories. All these labels shouldn’t matter it should be about who you are not what you are!
“In the future, we’d also be able to offer some counseling services,” Dr. Brinson said. “This will be a wonderful opportunity to really find out how patients in Austin will seek out are care and we’ll get a better idea of how many people need this care.”