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Caring for Gender
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The University of Missouri Student Health Center is committed to providing quality healthcare for all MU students, including those who identify as transgender.* Nationally, we recognize that transgender, gender queer, gender variant and gender non-conforming individuals tend to be inadequately served by the healthcare community. As a result, the Health Center is engaged in an ongoing comprehensive effort to continue to improve our services.

Students seeking services directly related to self-ascribed gender identity will be matched with compassionate providers informed in transgender issues. Services include assessment and supportive counseling, hormone replacement therapy, and general medical care including educational trainings.

Our initiatives include:

  • Staff Training: Ongoing training in gender identity issues for all Health Center staff and providers.
  • Paperwork Review: Paperwork review and modification for inclusivity of all individuals from
    all backgrounds, including those who identify as transgender.
  • Preferred Name Policy: Please tell a Patient Service Representative, nurse or provider your preferred
    name so they can make a notation for use on future visits to Health Center.
  • Gender Neutral restrooms (map)
  • Training & Education: Presentations for American College Health Association, Family Health Center,
    Boone County Public Health & Human Services, UM Diversity Summit, MU Council of Deans, Enrollment Clusters and others.

 

 

When calling the Health Center for your first visit, please realize we are registering you into a traditional health model scheduling software. This presents some limitations, but we want to do our best to accommodate your needs.

  • Although we must enter your legal name, please tell us your preferred name and we will list it in our form in another field that the health care providers are trained to look for.

  • We also must enter sex assigned at birth, but please let us know if you have a preferred gender pronoun usage.

  • Please be patient with us if we don’t always get it right. We are always trying to improve our services at the Health Center and we want you to remind us what your preferences are.

 

*Please note that we use the term transgender to include those individuals who identify as gender non-conforming, including but not limited to: gender queer, gender variant, bigender, transsexual, or other specific terms that individuals feel may more accurately describe their experience of themselves..

 

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