The gender-affirming care services available at FemForward Health ensure you have access to the superior medical care you deserve before, during, and after your transition. Board-certified OB/GYN Mary Afsari-Howard, DO, offers customized care plans for nonbinary, transitioning, and transgender individuals in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. Dr. Mary specializes in hormone therapy, family planning, and other services that support your gender identity. She can also refer you to a specialist for additional care as needed. Call the Portland, Oregon, office to schedule a gender-affirming care appointment or book a consultation online today.
Gender-affirming care includes a range of medical, behavioral, psychological, and social interventions to support an individual’s gender identity that conflicts with their gender assigned at birth.
The gender-affirming care services at FemForward Health help individuals align with various aspects of their gender identity.
Dr. Mary takes a compassionate, caring approach to caring for the needs of assigned females at birth (AFAB) and transgender males. She provides a range of customized services to support people in communities with limited or no access to gender-affirming care.
FemForward Health makes a range of gender-affirming care services available, including:
Dr. Mary also provides referrals to endocrinologists, surgeons, and other specialists for nonbinary, transitioning, and transgender individuals.
The staff provides a safe, judgment-free, supportive environment where you can ask any questions or address concerns about your health, treatment, and quality of life.
Dr. Mary values the time she spends learning more about you to better support your physical, mental, and emotional health.
The gender-affirming care services at FemForward Health provide a safe space to discuss your gender identity, related stressors, and sexual health.
Dr. Mary provides supportive resources, including mental health and wellness services, to address a range of issues you might face, such as coming out to family and peers, gender presentation, and appearance. She also performs physical exams and other preventive health screenings to support your long-term wellness.
If you’re undergoing hormone therapy, Dr. Mary offers ongoing medical supervision to lower your risk for complications. She can prescribe estrogen or testosterone to ensure your sex characteristics align with your gender identity.
Dr. Mary also has extensive experience caring for the ongoing needs of transgender and transitioning individuals. She provides comprehensive health screenings to support your long-term health. She makes in-office and telemedicine appointments available if you experience any challenges that affect your physical, mental, or emotional health.
Call the FemForward Health office to schedule a gender-affirming care consultation or book an appointment online today.