WWU creates new Gender-Affirming Care Team

Led by staff in the Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Center, and LGBTQ+ Western, student services colleagues have created a Gender-Affirming Care Team to best coordinate holistic health and wellness care for gender-diverse students. Services provided include:  programming to support positive identity development, academic success, and social connection; mental health care in individual and group settings; gender-affirming medical care; trans-affirming voice therapy; support and advocacy for survivors. 

The Gender-Affirming Care Team is committed to supporting Western students in their personal processes of gender affirmation, recognizing that each person’s journey is unique. For students interested in gender-affirming hormone therapy, GACT clinicians in the Student Health Center are a great resource and adhere to World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) guidelines and evidence-based practices. 

Information about gender-affirming care at Western is at https://cwc.wwu.edu/gac

Students interested in learning more about these services are welcome to attend an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. or Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m.

Faculty and staff who would like to learn more about these services for students are welcome to attend an information session on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. 

All info sessions will be held in Viking Union 462.  

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