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The PRIDE Study
The PRIDE Study is the first large-scale, long-term national health study of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+), or another sexual or gender minority.
Directed by Drs. Juno Obdein-Maliver and Mitchell Lunn (pictured right), The PRIDE Study conducts longitudinal data collection of members of sexual and gender minority (SGM) communities. SGM individuals not only face significant discrimination and stigma in everyday life, but also at the hands of medical and research professionals. At the same time, SGM people experience numerous health and health care inequities such as high smoking rates, worst mental health outcomes, and high prevalence of certain infectious diseases.
To better understand SGM communities, it was clear that a community-engaged perspective was required when developing The PRIDE Study. In order to accomplish this goal, the study is guided by PRIDEnet, a national network of individuals and organizations that actively engaged SGM communities in all stages of health research.
Learn more about The PRIDE Study at www.ThePRIDEstudy.org.
LGBTQ+ Health Program
Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD
Stanford Health Care provides respectful, compassionate care to the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+ Health Program team continues to find ways to share compassion, kindness, and understanding with patients and families. This program offers in-person and video appointments to deliver care in a safe, comfortable, and affirming environment. The team has extensive experience caring for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and respond to each person’s unique needs.
Kavita Mishra, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford Medicine is proud to be a leader in providing gender-affirming surgery, including vaginoplasty and orchiectomy. Our team is specially trained to offer surgical and post-operative care for penile-inversion vaginoplasty and postoperative conditions including vaginal stenosis, pelvic floor disorders, and vaginal dilation issues.
The Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Clinic at Stanford Children's Health provides medical services for gender nonconforming youths and their families in one central location. The expert members of the Gender Clinic team consists of providers from pediatric endocrinology, adolescent medicine, pediatric urology, and social services, supporting each child’s or adolescent’s gender identity.