Due to stigma and lack of knowledge, transgender individuals may not get the quality health care they need or deserve. Rixt Luikenaar, MD, FACOG, at Rebirth OB/GYN in Salt Lake City specializes in transgender health and manages both primary care and the specialized medical needs for transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals. To schedule an appointment, call the office today or book online.

What is transgender health?

Transgender health is a medical specialty that focuses on the unique health care needs of transgender individuals. Dr. Luikenaar and her all-female staff stand for equality and diversity and treat each patient with compassion and kindness no matter their sexual identity, sexual orientation, race, or ethnic origin.

Dr. Luikenaar is especially passionate about transgender health and has made that a major focus of her practice. She understands that many transgender individuals may not get the care they need because of past negative experiences or general lack of knowledge on the part of other health care professionals about transgender health needs. To keep herself current on the individualized health needs of her transgender patients, Dr. Luikenaar is a professional member of GLMA and the World Professional Organization for Transgender Health (WPATH).

What types of health care can I expect?

Seeing a serious need for adequate health care for the transgender and gender-nonconforming community, Dr. Luikenaar offers all the necessary medical services you would need. She can serve as your primary care physician, managing all of your general health needs, with a major focus on preventive care.

When you come in to see Dr. Luikenaar, she conducts a comprehensive examination to understand your general health needs. During your examination, she reviews your health concerns and family history, and conducts a physical exam. She may also run diagnostic tests for an objective assessment of your overall health.

Dr. Luikenaar is an OB/GYN and also discusses your sexual health and may recommend testing for sexually transmitted diseases. In addition to managing your general physical health, Dr. Luikenaar and her team also offer both social support and mental health services.

Can I get hormone treatment?

Yes. Dr. Luikenaar specializes in transgender health, including hormone therapy, and can develop a hormone therapy program to meet your specific needs. She offers many hormone replacement options, including bioidentical hormone pellet therapy.

Dr. Luikenaar also provides pre- and postsurgical care for those who have undergone transgender surgery, whether in the United States or abroad.

For expert and compassionate care from a progressive practice, call Rebirth OB/GYN today or request an appointment online for management of your transgender health needs.