Birmingham LGBT supported by Umbrella are committed to providing quality, accessible and appropriate sexual health services for the trans community. We offer a monthly sexual health and well-being clinic for all trans people.
We provide a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing general sexual health services.
The clinic is consultant or nurse led and facilitated by our trans sexual health outreach worker and trans volunteers.
Here to support you, not judge you
What services are available at the trans clinic?
- Free, confidential sexual health screening for STI’s (Including HIV and Hepatitis B)
- HIV rapid testing (POCT) with results given in just a few minutes.
- Liver function tests and Full blood count tests (important for monitoring the impact of hormone therapy)
- Hepatitis B testing and vaccination
- Cervical smear testing (for any person with a cervix)
- Advice on PEPSE – Post-Exposure Prophylaxis after Sexual Exposure (emergency HIV medication).
- Advice on contraception.
- Access to support from our trans sexual health outreach worker.
- Access to counselling services
- Support around sexual violence or assault with direct access to an LGBT ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advocate)
- Support around domestic violence with access to an LGBT IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)
- Access to our sexual health peer mentoring programme.
- Access to social support & community groups
When does the trans sexual health clinic run?
The clinic takes place on the 4th Friday of each month from 4pm – 7pm.
The clinic runs on a first come first seen basis.
What the clinic cannot do:
We offer a sexual health clinic, and do not offer the same services as a gender identity clinic. However, if you have any concerns about taking hormones bought from the internet or otherwise, you can discuss this confidentially with the nurse or doctor you see. We may not be able to deal with the issue there and then but we can offer appropriate advice and may be able to refer you to an appropriate service.
Trans Sexual Health Outreach Worker
Our sexual health team at Birmingham LGBT includes a dedicated trans sexual health outreach worker who provides specific sexual health and well-being services for trans people.
How could this support me?
The trans outreach workers focus is on the sexual health and well-being of trans people and understanding the barriers that the trans community can often encounter in accessing mainstream services. The aim of this role is to:
- Provide appropriate and easily accessible services for trans people to access and speak freely.
- Provide a trans specific sexual health and well-being clinic
- Provide confidential one to one support and advice for trans people who require this around their sexual health & well-being
- Provide testing, information and sign-posting
- Provide a link between other relevant services and facilitate referrals
- Provide sexual health promotion outreach to various on/off scene venues
- Facilitate organise and promote groups and events focusing on trans health
How do I get in touch?
Contact the Sexual Health Team at the details below and ask to speak to the Trans Sexual Health Outreach Worker for more information