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LGBTQ+ Health Services

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CHOICES is proud to provide comprehensive, non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health services to everyone, including the LGBTIQ+ community.

Our goal is to provide you with all the information and resources you need to protect your health and make informed decisions. We will always respect your sexual health decisions and your need for privacy and confidentiality.

If you have specific questions about our services, please feel free to call our LGBTIQ+ Patient Services Coordinator, Joy Evans, at 901-274-3550 ext. 220 or email her at jevans@memphischoices.org.

NOTE: We are currently an in-network provider with several TennCare and private insurance plans. Please call your insurance carrier for details about your own plan coverage and benefits.

Wellness Exams

Check-ups for all can include:

  • Consultation with clinician
  • Cervical and anal cancer screening (PAP test)
  • STI prevention, testing, & treatment
  • Birth control consultation & prescription
  • Breast/chest exam
  • Menopause symptom management
  • HPV vaccine (Gardasil)

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy

Gender-affirming hormone therapy includes:

  • Consultation
  • Monitoring labs
  • Medication management
  • Informed consent based

Online Resources

Local agency that empowers, connects, educates, and advocates for our Memphis LGBTIQ+ community.

The HRC Foundation, in partnership with Whitman-Walker Health, released Safer Sex for Trans Bodies, a comprehensive sexual health guide for transgender and gender-expansive people and their partners. The guide is written by and for members of the transgender community and offers them a long-overdue resource on potentially life-saving and affirming practices, from respectful terminology and definitions to helpful practices for sexual health following transition-related care

PrEP

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.  It is used in the HIV field to describe the use of anti-HIV medication by people who do not have HIV. The medication helps prevent you from becoming infected with HIV by interfering with the virus’s ability to replicate itself in your body if you become exposed to it.  The treatment consists of taking one pill each day.

PrEP is not appropriate for everyone. It has some documented side effects, cannot be taken together with certain medications, requires pre-screening with labs (HIV screen and Hepatitis screen prior to initiation), as well as ongoing labs to screen for liver and kidney health.  If you are interested in learning more, or if you want to find out if you are a good candidate for PrEP, call and make an appointment with one of our providers.  The medication may be covered by your insurance plan, and financial assistance programs are available from the mediation manufacturer.

ATTENTION: 
Starting August 25th, CHOICES can no longer provide abortion services in Memphis due to a new law banning abortions entirely in Tennessee. A new CHOICES clinic is opening in Carbondale, Illinois in mid-September. Please check back soon for updated information on that facility, the services available, and scheduling.