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Gender-Affirming Care

At Lafene Health Center, we strive to provide gender affirming care that is high-quality and evidence based, which is why we have partnered with the Gender-Affirming Medicine Clinic at The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City for hormone therapy.

Appointments
  • Consultation – Your first appointment is a 30-minute consultative appointment at Lafene. Your provider will focus on getting to know you and assessing your personal goals for your journey. If you wish to proceed with hormone therapy, a referral will be sent to the University of Kansas Health System Gender-Affirming Medicine Clinic for a telehealth appointment.
  • Initiation of Hormone Therapy – This will be managed via your telehealth visit with the University of Kansas Health System Gender-Affirming Medicine Clinic. The Gender-Affirming Medicine Clinic will determine what treatment and any workup that would be necessary. You may choose to have your labs done at Lafene and prescriptions filled at our pharmacy.
  • Follow-up Hormone Therapy – The follow up visits will be with your provider at Lafene. These will be 15-minute appointments to determine how you are doing and ensure that you are tolerating hormone therapy.
  • Nurse Visit – This appointment is a 15-minute appointment with a nurse, in which the nurse can administer hormone injections or teach you how to self-administer hormone injections safely.

Updated March 2022

Scheduling and Preparation for the Appointment

Appointments may be scheduled online through your myLAFENE+ portal. Simply visit the Lafene website and click on the portal. Once logged in, you can make an appointment by clicking on the “Appointments” tab in the left-sided menu and then “Schedule an Appointment.” “Gender-Affirming Care” is the appointment type you want to select.

Initial (30min) and follow-up (15min) appointments are available.

Updated March 2022

Costs

Every student on the Manhattan campus that pays the student services fee, each semester, is eligible for this service. This fee covers the cost of consultations with a Lafene medical provider, but your visit with The University of Kansas Health System Gender-Affirming Medicine Clinic is not covered with that fee and will be billed through their clinic.

All other ancillary services such as labs and medications, do have a charge and may be billed to insurance.  We will bill your insurance if your insurance provider has a U.S. address.  We do not bill Medicaid or Medicare.  You are responsible for any non-covered charges.  If you have questions about charges for specific services, you may contact us by secure messaging the Billing Coordinator in the portal or by calling us during normal business hours at 785.532.6544.


Updated March 2022

Resources

How to give a subcutaneous shot PDF file

Let's Talk Estrogen PDF file

Let's Talk Testosterone PDF file

Informed Consent - Hormone Therapy for Male to Female PDF file

Informed Consent - Hormone Therapy for Female to Male PDF file

Resources for K-State Students

Counseling & Psychological Services CAPS
Connect With Us:
Phone: 785-532-6927
Email: counsel@k-state.edu
CAPS (k-state.edu)

LGBT RESOURCE CENTER
Connect With Us:
Phone: 785-532-5352
Email: lgbt@k-state.edu

Dr. Haddock: bhaddock@k-state.edu

Dr. Bolton: dbolton@k-state.edu

About | LGBT Resource Center | Kansas State University (k-state.edu)

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Transgender Resources

Transgender Institute Kansas City (816) 305-0943
420 W 42nd St Suite 11, Kansas City, MO 64111

The Trevor Lifeline - the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.
24-hour hotline (866)488-7386
www.thetrevorproject.org 

The Transgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. http://transgenderlawcenter.org/

Gender Spectrum provides support and education to transgender youth and families https://www.genderspectrum.org/

The New York Times Wall of Transgender Stories http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/storywall/transgender-today

Social Security: How to change your gender marker
http://www.transequality.org/know-your-rights/social-security

Center of Excellence of Transgender Health- a lot of information on protocols, treatments, and health concerns for transgender people.
http://www.transhealth.ucsf.edu/protocols

Learning More – Excellent Resources for Friends and Family

The Gender Book- This is an excellent introduction into gender roles in our society and a great starter for anyone wanting to learn more about gender. Best yet, it is FREE!
https://thegenderbook.com

PFLAG Lawrence/Topeka- PFLAG is the nation’s largest organization for family, friends and allies of LGBTQ+ people www.pflagnekansas.org

Parents of Transgender Children Facebook Page- this is a private Facebook group, exclusively for parents of transgender children. More details on how to become a member can be found on this page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/108151199217727/

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Law Firm- Provides Pro Bono legal services and representation to members of the transgender community for name and gender marker changes throughout Missouri as well as cases in Kansas when near Kansas City.
Address: 2555 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: (816)474-6550
Website: http://www.shb.com/

Questions or Crisis?

Trans Lifeline- a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the community might have.
US- (877) 565-8860
Canada- (877) 330-6366

Updated March 2022

Fertility Preservation

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Providers
Kyle Goerl, MD, CAQSM

Kyle Goerl, MD, CAQSM (He/Him)

Medical Director

Board Certified Family Practice Physician

Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

Staci Robinett, MSN, WHNP-C

Staci Robinett, MSN, WHNP-C (She/Her)

Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie LaMar, MSN, FNP-BC

Stephanie LaMar, MSN, FNP-BC (She/Her)

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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Additional Support

Still have questions? Are you questioning? Scared? Unsure? All of the above? Talking things through with our CAPS professionals may be just what you need. The visits are free and can be arranged by simply showing up to CAPS on the first floor of Lafene between the hours of 8:30 and 3:30 Monday-Friday.

Updated March 2022