Philly hospital initiates gender confirmation program

Hahnemann University Hospital is a tertiary care center in Center City, Philadelphia and the Center City Philadelphia teaching hospital of Drexel University College of Medicine.


The facility announced today that it is opening a new gender affirmation program for transgender patients.

Hahnemann will offer both female-to-male and male-to-female gender confirming surgeries. The launch of the Gender Reassignment Surgical Program, according to Hahnemann, represents a first for an academic medical center in the region.

We’re extremely proud to offer gender confirming surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital because it is in line with our focus on providing all patients with leading-edge, high-quality care.

--Michael P. Halter, CEO

The hospital has partnered with Main Line-based board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kathy L. Rumer, DO, FACOS to offer several types of surgeries focused on gender reassignment for patients transitioning from both female to male and from male to female. The surgeries include those focused on the face, breasts, gender reassignment and more.

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