Transgender Resources

Important University-wide Announcement, February 27, 2017

Protections and Resources for Transgender Students and Employees at UConn

University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan

Information regarding the current University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan, including Gender Reassignment Surgery coverage can by found at the UConn Student Health Services webpage: http://shs.uconn.edu/insurance-information/

 

University of Connecticut Gender Transition Guidelines

These guidelines are intended to assist transgender and gender variant members of the campus community with navigating the policies and practices of the University during a gender transition, as well as to assist University community members in their efforts to support transgender community members. While gender transitions may share certain similarities, no two transitions are exactly alike. Each person’s transition process is unique to the individual and the specific steps and timing of a transition may vary, as well as how public the individual wants to be about the transition. As a result, to respect the transitioning individual, it is important to remain flexible in implementing these guidelines and to provide choices that an individual can make within this framework. This document is intended to provide guidance to all individuals involved with a person’s transition (e.g., the transitioning or transitioned individual, supervisors and managers, advisors, transition teams, colleagues and peers), and includes a list of resources that provides further information.

University of Connecticut Transgender Voice and Communication Group

For individuals pursuing vocal and communicative changes related to gender identity. A discussion and practice group. Facilitated by a speech-language pathologist and speech-language pathology graduate students. An opportunity to use new vocal and communication qualities in a safe and confidential environment. Feedback from peers and facilitators. Share experiences regarding communication challenges. Individuals at any point in their gender transition are welcome.

UCONN Speech & Hearing Clinic

850 Bolton Road Unit 1085
Storrs, CT. 06269
Phone : (860) 486-2629
Fax : (860) 486-4948
Email : Speech&HearingClinic@uconn.edu

Transgender-friendly Endocrinologists/Healthcare Providers:

Dr. Ilja Hulinsky, PhD, MD
755 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT. 06516
Phone: (203) 374-4490

Dr. Frances Ginsberg
166 West Broad Street, #403
Stamford, CT
Phone: (203) 276-7559

Kathryn W. Tierney, MSN, APRN-BC, FNP
Middlesex Hospital MultiSpecialty Group
80 South Main Street, Suite 304
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 358-6875

Britta Shute, APRN        Family Medicine (all ages)
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: (860) 679-1700 (Scheduling; must request Britta Shute specifically!)
Experience with the trans community and can prescribe hormone therapy.

Christian Rodriquez, APRN, FNP-BC, MDiv, MA
UConn Student Health Services
234 Glenbrook Rd.; U-4011
Storrs, CT 06269
(for UConn students only)
Phone: (860) 486-6988
Experience with the trans community, provide primary care, and can prescribe hormone therapy.
Bilingual: English/Spanish