We developed this program after our research identified unmet needs among gay, bisexual, transgender and other patients from sexual minorities. We continue to research healthcare needs, disparities and outcomes for gay and bisexual men, and use those findings to provide comprehensive care uniquely designed for our patients. We also offer education, community engagement and advocacy.
Our goals include:
- Trust and affirmation. Our practice includes and affirms all patients. This is a place where patients can feel comfortable speaking about their sexual and urologic health.
- Research. We conduct research to uncover how certain urologic conditions and therapies affect gay and bisexual men. This knowledge empowers physicians and patients to make informed treatment decisions.
- Education. We develop and use educational resources that are relevant for our patients.
We welcome all gay and bisexual patients who were assigned male at birth; identify as male, or are gender-nonconforming or nonbinary; and need urology care. If you are looking for gender-affirming care, such as hormone therapy, voice therapy and various surgeries, please visit the Northwestern Medicine Gender Pathways Program.
Trust Leads to Better Care
Talking about sexual health and habits, even with a clinician, can be difficult. Our clinicians build relationships with patients that are grounded in trust.
This is a supportive environment for all patients. You can feel comfortable talking about your sexual and urologic health here. Your honesty will help us care for you.
We will create a care plan tailored to your needs and treatment goals. We want to offer excellent medical care that will help you lead a happier, healthier life.
During your care journey, your team of specialists may include:
- Internal medicine specialists
- Behavioral health specialists
- Sexual medicine specialists
- Pelvic floor physical therapists
- Geriatric specialists
Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment now.
About Channa Amarasekera, MD
Dr. Amarasekera is a pioneer in the research of health outcomes in urology for men who have sex with men. He has developed a framework for how to optimize treatment for prostate cancer among this patient population.
His current research interests focus on identifying and addressing urologic healthcare disparities faced by members of sexual minorities. To complement his clinical and research work in this field, Dr. Amarasekera is committed to educating clinicians, residents and medical students on culturally appropriate care for patients from sexual minorities.
Dr. Amarasekera earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed residency training in urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a fellowship in sexual medicine and reconstructive urology at Rush University Medical Center.
Urologic Health Resources for Gay and Bisexual Men
Videos and other helpful resources for resources on gay and bisexual men’s urologic health. These resources are for patients and clinicians.