Queery host Bill Kingsbury speaks with Dr. Adrienne Hampton. Dr Hampton is a Family Practice Physician at UW Health, specializing in Gender Services. She and Bill discuss her background, education and her calling to be a physician. Dr Hampton is also an ordained Zen Priest and she and Bill discuss ways to integrate life.
Dr Hampton shares about the joys and challenges of serving the needs of trans youth and their parents. She also dispels the myth that transition therapies aren’t carefully considered. Each patient has a carefully determined care plan. For those who are concerned about youth and transition, she reminds us that the teens, who do not receive good medical care, are at a very high risk for suicide and other health problems.
Dr Hampton provides a safe space for trans teens. Some patients arrive confident and others need a safe place to be who they are. Dr Hampton and the staff at the North East Clinic proved a safe and supportive environment for trans youth and their parents or guardians.
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