Transgender Health Specialist

Shawn Hassler, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Optimus Medical Group Inc

Shawn Hassler, MD

Internal Medicine & Internal Medicine located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Transgender health care can be complex; however, at Optimus Medical Group Inc in San Francisco, Shawn Hassler, MD, and his staff stay up to date on the latest medical advances for the transgender community. Under their expertise, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the highest quality of care. For leading transgender health care, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.

Transgender Health

What is transgender care?

Transgender care is specialized medical care for individuals who identify themselves as a gender that doesn’t correspond with their birth sex. Dr. Hassler and his staff at Optimus Medical Group Inc in San Francisco are known for their kindness and compassion and can provide you with the care you need for good health.

What can I expect during a medical visit?

During your visit, the team at Optimus Medical Group Inc may spend a lot of time talking with you to get a thorough medical and sexual history. This information helps the specialists provide individualized care that matches your lifestyle and health needs.

The team also conducts a physical exam to assess health parameters. For trans men who have not had surgery, a healthcare expert may perform a pelvic exam to evaluate your uterus and ovaries for any abnormalities.

What are my specific health needs as a trans person?

Both trans women and trans men have specific health needs:

Trans women

Your health needs may depend on whether you’ve had surgery or not. If you haven’t had surgery and you’re taking hormones, you may have difficulty getting an erection, which can impact sexual health. The team at Optimus Medical Group Inc can work with you on how to balance your hormones to improve sexual satisfaction.

During your trans woman exam, the team may recommend screening for:

  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate and testicular cancer
  • STDs

Hormone treatment may reduce your risk of prostate and testicular cancer, but there’s still a risk of occurrence.

Trans men

Hormone treatment for trans men can affect vaginal health. You may stop getting your period when taking testosterone, but you may continue to experience cramping. Testosterone therapy also affects the vaginal tissue, which may affect sexual pleasure. The team at Optimus Medical Group Inc can help you manage some of the side effects of hormone treatment.

Transmen may continue to need screening for:

  • Cervical and breast cancer
  • STDs

Even if you’ve had breast reduction surgery, you’re still at risk for breast cancer and need to continue regular screenings.

If you still have your uterus and ovaries, you can get pregnant. Testosterone hormones can affect the health of your pregnancy. If you want to have children, the team at Optimus Medical Group Inc can help you.

For compassionate expert care, call Optimus Medical Group Inc today or book an appointment online.