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LGBTQ Health & Wellness

  • Recreation Center

    Recreation Center

    The Department of University Recreation strives to enhance transformational learing and the quality of life for the UAB student body & community by providing diverse programs & an inclusive environment.

    The Recreation Center includes two all gender locker rooms.


  • Student Counseling Services

    Student Counseling Services

    Student Counseling Services is a safe space for anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, or anyone who is questioning their own sexual orientation or gender identity. Students are encouraged to come in to talk with any of our counselors to help with the journey of identity formation, sexuality and gender. Student Counseling Services works to foster the academic success and personal growth of all LGBTQ students

    Our Office Can Help With

    • Sexual identity and gender identity
    • Navigating the coming out process
    • Coping with and addressing societal discrimination and prejudice
    • LGBTQ students of color
    • Religious identity and being LGBTQ
    • Locating specific services and resources
    • Preparing for and navigating the journey of gender transition


  • 1917 Clinic

    1917 Clinic

    The 1917 Clinic’s mission is to provide compassionate and comprehensive health care for persons living with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. This website is designed to serve patients, family members, significant others, and friends.


  • Title IX

    Title IX

    Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Specifically, the guidance states that, “Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity and OCR accepts such complaints for investigation."


    At UAB, we are committed to providing recognition, prevention and effective responses to sexual orientation discrimination and harassment. We are committed to fostering a learning and working environment, where all are treated equitably and with tolerance and respect.

    Title IX provides that “[n]o person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

    The Dear Colleague Letter warns that there is a violation of Title IX and OCR regulations when student peer-on-peer harassment based on sex is sufficiently serious that it creates a hostile environment, “and such harassment is encouraged, tolerated, not adequately addressed, or ignored by university employees.”

    Though Title IX does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of perceived orientation, in some cases, harassment based on gender identity or orientation (even perceived orientation) may occur “because of” sex and, therefore, be sexual harassment of the type proscribed by Title IX.

  • UAB Department Of Psychiatry LGBTQ Mental Health & Wellness

    UAB Department Of Psychiatry LGBTQ Mental Health & Wellness

    The mission of the UAB LGBTQ Mental Health and Wellness is to provide culturally competent outpatient psychopharmacology and therapy that is safe, supportive, and affirming for the LGBTQ community in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Additionally, our goal is to raise awareness of the unique needs of this community and provide culturally sensitive training opportunities for health care professionals. Clinicians who would like to participate in this clinic will attend comprehensive training sessions by identified experts within the LGBTQ field from organizations such as the Magic City Acceptance Project and PFLAG Birmingham.

    Contact Info:

    UAB Department of Psychiatry LGBTQ Mental Health and Wellness
    Department of Psychiatry Space
    9th Floor, Sparks Building
    1720 7th Avenue South
    Call: 205-934-7008
    Option #2, For Appointments.


  • Student Health & Wellness - Sexual Health Clinic & Gender Affirmation Services

    Student Health & Wellness - Sexual Health Clinic & Gender Affirmation Services

    Sexual Health Clinic:

    Student Health and Wellness provides a LGBTQ welcoming Sexual Health Clinic two days per week. In order to be seen in the sexual health clinic, please schedule an appointment online or by phone.

    Gender Affirmation Services:

    UAB Student Health and Wellness seeks to offer the highest standards of medical and mental health care and support for transgender and gender nonconforming students. Services available include primary care, gynecologic and urologic care, sexual health, mental health services, hormonal treatment and consultation about surgical options. Medical and mental health provides work collaboratively to provide students the full continuum of support through their individual transition experiences.

    Trans Inclusive Health Care

    • Trans-affirming training for all SHW staff
    • Advanced training for mental health providers to provide supportive counseling and author letters of referral for hormones
    • Identified medical providers trained in medical assessment and prescribing gender confirming hormones
    • Informed consent process for feminizing and masculinizing hormones

    Student Health Services Sexual Health Clinic Gender Confirming Hormone (GCH) Consultation

    Students interested in learning more about GCH may schedule a consultation with a sexual health clinic provider to discuss the following:

    • Initial consultation and patient history
    • Physical exam and labs
    • Discussion of risks and informed consent
    • Cost, payment, and insurance coverage
    • Continuing care
    • Campus and community support resources

    Student Counseling Services Sexual Health Clinic Gender Identity Consultation

    Students interested in GCH may meet with a mental health provider who can provide the following support services:

    • Explore gender transition options
    • Facilitate understanding client’s personal story and social history
    • Facilitate understanding of family history and explore support systems
    • Discuss medical and mental health history
    • Provide knowledge and explore expectations of gender confirming hormones
    • Provide letter to healthcare provide in Student Health Services
    • Provide continuing care and ongoing mental health support for someone in transition