Dr. Maddie Deutsch of UCSF on gender-affirming care
Gender-affirming care is in the political spotlight, especially as some states seek to limit its availability. The UC Newsroom sat down with Dr. Maddie Deutsch, head of UCSF’s Gender Affirming Health Program — one of the country’s most respected transgender and nonbinary health care programs — to discuss her field.
“This is really about the kids and the adults who need access to this lifesaving care, where multiple studies have demonstrated that gender-affirming care has significant benefit across a range of psychosocial measures for adults and children. There’s no question that these treatments are necessary,” she says.gender-affirming care, Maddie Deutsch, UCSF