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Robots improve surgical experience at Utah's St. Mark's Hospital Oct 8th, 2019

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Transgender Children Jul 9th, 2019

Rixt’s Story In 2007 my second child was born, and until the ultrasound at 18 weeks clearly showed it was a girl, I was convinced of having another boy. This child resisted wearing dresses and ponytails from the moment he could and at age 2 made it clear he was...

Dr. Rixt Luikenaar & Patients on RadioActive, KRCL Nov 13th, 2018

Following up on Dr. Rixt Luikenaar’s Op-Ed on Transgender Health Care Equality, she was featured along with her patients on the Dec. 13, 2017 episode of local radio show “RadioActive” on the station KRCL 90.1.  The discussion highlighted the difficulties faced by transgender and gender non-conforming patients within the current health care system. Thanks to RadioActive...

Reproductive Options Aug 17th, 2018

Dr. Luikenaar has long experience with helping to preserve and enhance fertility options for her transgender patients. She recently presented this paper at the ACOG annual scientific and clinical meeting : Reproductive Options for Transgender Patients (PDF)by Rixt Luikenaar Thank you to the Center of Excellence in Transgender Health for the following general information...

Transgender Healthcare Equality Dec 13th, 2017

As a medical clinic providing health care to about 3000 transgender and gender nonconforming patients, it has become apparent that discrimination is still rampant. We fight daily with insurance companies trying to get preventive services covered as pap smears, mammograms, PrEP or contraceptive options, besides surgical reassignment surgery.  On the...

LGBT-Friendly Provider Spotlight Apr 24th, 2017

Guest blog by Tobie Spears   Rixt A. Luikenaar, M.D., FACOG board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, has been providing exceptional healthcare both locally and abroad for over 15 years. She holds numerous awards and continues to receive significant recognition for her work with people of color and the LGBT+ community. Dr....