Today is #TransDayOfVisibility, and at Cooper we value inclusion, belonging, and equality for everyone.
Cooper continues to work to make itself more inclusive and welcoming for the transgender community and strives to meet its health care needs by using an electronic medical record (EMR) system that recognizes chosen names and personal pronouns, having physicians and providers who understand gender-affirming care, and working to further educate staff regarding unique health care needs.
Members of the LGBTQ+ community have unique health care needs that deserve attention and are provided in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. Whether its gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV transmission, surgical options, or well-visit care, the LGBTQ+ Health program at Cooper provides a supportive environment to meet your health care needs. You can learn more about Cooper’s LGBTQ+ Health program, including our provider team and community resources, by clicking here.
More information about what it means to be LGBTQ+, including understanding gender identity, gender presentation, and the importance of referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves, can be found through the Center for Family Services/SERV website here.