The OUTHealth program supports our mission by removing the barriers that block the LGBTQ+ community from living as their true, authentic selves.

We provide health services to the LGBTQ+ community through various initiatives. OUTHealth is designed for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The current efforts are primarily for transgender/gender diverse individuals. OUTHealth provides the ability of those marginalized in our community to be comfortable in and celebrate their bodies.


Beyond Binary Care Education Presentation for Medical Students

An annual medical school education presentation organized by The OUT Foundation and led by the Plastic Surgery Club at NYU School of Medicine. This 3-hour presentation discusses trans healthcare from both a medical and surgical standpoint to accessing care altogether.

The most special part of this presentation is the patient panel that is comprised of transgender men and women and non-binary individuals. Each participant brings their own unique experiences that are instrumental to the future physicians leaning in and learning.

Beyond Binary Care

Quarterly Surgery Education Classes

This quarterly class is offered to vaginoplasty patients and their caregivers at NYU Langone Health who get to learn about the procedure itself and what to expect pre and post-surgery.

The class has been sponsored by The OUT Foundation since its inception in 2018. The class is broken into different topics from mental health to surgical summaries presented by the medical team. The OUT Foundation does its part on stage as well, demonstrating exercises on building strength pre-surgery and natural habits to expedite the healing process.


Post Top Surgery Selfcare Worksop

These workshops are geared towards the transgender community, for those pre or post top surgery. This workshop includes a 90-minute session of a fascia release technique and a presentation by a team of gender affirming healthcare professionals.

In collaboration with Alexes Hazen, MD, Brooklyn Strength, Callen-Lorde and HealthyTrans. Sponsored by Bada Bean Snacks, Lululemon, NOOMA, Mike’s Recovery and Pizza Loves Emily.


Sex Education Workshop 

Designed for post-op vaginoplasty patients. Topics include caring for new bodies, safe sex tips (including HIV/STI prevention & management), and creating a unique alignment of the mind and body during a sexual experience.

In this specialized workshop, our Licensed Sex Therapist/Educator guides participants through 30 minutes of techniques that can be used during intercourse or for self-pleasure. We seek to untangle the complexities that come with the integration of the mind and body. This workshop partner includes Babeland. Babeland offers top quality products, a pleasant place to shop, and most of all information and encouragement to people who want to explore their sexuality.


LGBTQ+ Health Comic Series

A short series of comics around LGBTQ+ health topics that shed light on much-needed resources the community needs to thrive in health and wellness.

Topics include mental health, sexual health, telehealth, gender affirming care, and more! Content provided by the trans health advisory board.


Health, Equity, Advocacy & Leadership Committee (HEAL)

Rachel Bluebond-Langner, MD

Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Associate Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Health


Nikki Castle

Patient Volunteer


Andres Cazares, LCSW

Senior Social Worker of Transgender Surgery Program

Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Health


Rachel Luscombe, BSN, RN

Nurse Navigator

Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Health


Emmett Griffith

Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Stanford School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics


Eddie Plata

 Director of Development at Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center





Interested in getting involved, pitching an idea, or want more info?

Contact us at outhealth@iamout.org.

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