Duke Family Medicine Center is an LGBTQ+ medical home, staffed by trained providers who offer a range of culturally sensitive, knowledgeable, medical services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning community. We can help you if you are considering, going through, or have completed your transition. We provide wellness care that is specific to your individual needs right in our office. We also partner with specialists throughout Duke. Services you may receive at our family medicine clinic include:
- Gender-affirming hormone therapy
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people at high risk for HIV infection
- Gynecological care, including birth control, menstrual suppression, and STD testing
- Ongoing cancer screenings including pap smears, cervical exams, and referrals for regular mammograms and colonoscopies
The following services are also offered in other Duke Health locations.
PrEP for People at High Risk for HIV Infection
If you have a primary care doctor and are at high risk for HIV, infectious disease providers in our specialized PrEP clinic prescribe therapy to prevent infection if you are exposed to the virus.
Transgender Care for Children and Adolescents
Our team of specialists provides quality, comprehensive, and compassionate family-centered care to transgender youth, gender-expansive youth, and children with differences of sex development. Our team includes a pediatric endocrinologist, pediatric urologist, adolescent medicine specialist, pediatric psychologist, and social worker. We work with specialists in gynecology, fertility, and family and community medicine to provide holistic, individualized care that considers all aspects of your child’s life.
Duke ob-gyn specialists offer comprehensive care and resources and support for all ages. Our care includes:
- Family planning, including contraception and IUD placement
- Pregnancy care, including high-risk obstetric care
- Bleeding management
- Hysterectomy surgery
Infertility Treatment and Fertility Preservation
We support LGBTQ+ people who want to start a family. The first step is a consultation to fully understand your health and priorities for family planning so our fertility specialists can tailor a care plan to meet your needs. It is important to understand your reproductive potential and plan ahead if you are currently transitioning or planning to in the future. Your planning process may include freezing eggs or sperm. Research has shown that both can be frozen and safely preserved, so you’ll have them available when you’re ready.
Medical Weight Management
Our lifestyle and weight management specialists can help you learn to manage your weight if it has been affected by hormone therapy or if you need to reach a weight loss goal to be eligible for surgery.