For good health care, it is crucial that you feel comfortable with your doctor. Find doctors you trust and with whom you can talk openly about your sexuality, substance use, and mental health.
There are doctors who especially meet the needs and realities of queer people! We’ll let you know where to find them and what specialties might be significant to your health.
You can usually get most vaccinations (e.g. Hepatitis A&B) here. In addition, there is the possibility of having an initiated hormone replacement therapy accompanied by one’s own general practitioner in the long term. This is advisable if your general practitioner is well versed in this area.
Almost every organ of the body, every function, is controlled by hormones. Therefore, endocrinology should be seen as a kind of network that interferes with all other medical specialties.
You can find queer-friendly gynecologists at gynformation.de (Weiterleitung).
You can find HIV focus practices near you by using the following search engines:
Psychotherapy is a prerequisite for the assumption of costs for medical transition steps by the health insurance.
The first point of contact with special contacts can be the counselling team of the Gay Counselling Berlin, the LGBTI* counselling centre near you or Queermed .
You can find psychotherapists in your area using the following search engines:
Outside of Berlin, you can enquire at the nearest Aidshilfe.
Unfortunately, medical practices and hospitals are not always free from discrimination. People living with HIV and LGBTI* persons are particularly often affected by discrimination when it comes to health care. As a patient, you have the right to non-discriminatory access to healthcare. You can defend yourself against discrimination and unequal treatment. The Schwulenberatung Berlin has published a brochure on this topic: Click here to download.