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Transgender Health Collaborative

The Transgender Health Collaborative is a network of researchers and clinicians working with the transgender community throughout Saint Louis University and partner organizations.  The collaborative was established in 2020 to promote the health of the transgender and genderqueer community through clinical services, research and clinical education.    

The goals of the collaborative are to:

  • Advance gender-affirming healthcare
  • Promote research productivity related to transgender health
  • Train future healthcare professionals to be competent in gender-affirming practices through clinical education

The Transgender Health Collaborative includes faculty across a variety of disciplines, including: endocrinology, family medicine, medical family therapy, medical laboratory science, nutrition and dietetics and speech-language pathology. 

Their guiding principles include: meaningful engagement with the transgender community; an interdisciplinary approach to research and clinical practice; partnership with on-campus and community-based organizations; Ad Majoren Dei Gloriam; Cura Personalis.  

For more information about the Transgender Health Collaborative, contact Nutrition and Dietetics Assistant Professor Whitney Linsenmeyer, Ph.D., RD, LD (she/her) at whitney.linsenmeyer@health.slu.edu.

Nutrition content is free to download, print and share:
Nutrition Guidance for Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals

Transgender Health Collaborative Members
Transgender Health Collaborative Strategic Map

Clinical Services Offered

Paul C. Reinert Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic

The clinic provides services related to speech, language and hearing, including feminizing and maculinizing voice therapy for gender diverse patients. As part of the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences graduate program, the Reinert clinic is a training site where clients are seen by student-clinicians under the supervision of a licensed and certified Speech-Langauge Pathologist. There is no fee charged to clients for services.

McGannon Hall Suite 32
3750 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63110
Provider: Emily Buxbaum, MS, CCC-SLP
To make an appointment: Call 314-977-3365 and request an appointment with Emily Buxbaum.

Reproductive Endocrinology

Michael Thomure, MD is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and surgeon who provides gender-affirming healthcare, reproductive healthcare and fertility options for transgender adults at SLUCare’s Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health.

1031 Bellevue Ave, Suite 400, St. Louis MO 63117
Provider: Michael Thomure, MD
To make an appointment: Call 314-977-7455 and request Dr. Thomure.

Family Care Health Center

The mission of Family Care Health Center is to provide affordable and accessible comprehensive primary care services to anyone, with emphasis on the medically underserved. No health insurance is required. Dr. Theresa Drallmeier provides gender-affirming healthcare for transmasculine and transfeminine patients.

401 Holly Hills Ave, St. Louis MO 63111
Provider: Theresa Drallmeier, MD
To make an appointment: Call 314-353-5190 and request Dr. Drallmeier; please specify that you are seeking gender-affirming care. 

Family Clinic for Queer and Trans Youth

The Family Clinic for Queer and Trans Youth works to provide financially accessible, culturally-attuned therapeutic care that helps foster and support safe, loving, and affirming families of queer and trans youth. We provide family and group psychotherapy services for youth (ages 12 to 17) and their families. In addition, we offer individual and family psychotherapy for adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. The cost of services are based on a sliding scale, down to $10 per session.

Family Clinic for Queer and Trans Youth

Saint Louis University
Center for Counseling and Family Therapy
3700 Lindell Blvd, Morrissey Hall, Suite 1100, St. Louis MO 63108
Provider: Katie Heiden-Rootes, PhD, LMFT
To make an appointment: Call 314-977-2505 and request The Family Clinic.