First VA clinic for transgender vets in US opens in Ohio

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Al Jazeera America
By Marisa Taylor
November 12, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday opened its first clinic specifically geared toward treating transgender veterans.

The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Ohio will provide primary care, hormone therapy and mental health care to up to 20 transgender veterans one day a month, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper.

“I feel there are a lot of transgender patients in the veteran population who haven’t been able to find the care they need,” Megan McNamara, a VA physician who will run the clinic, told the Plain Dealer. “I really want to be able to provide comprehensive, one-stop care for those patients in a welcoming environment … a place where they’re comfortable and accepted.”

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