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Meet FOLX, a new Healthcare Provider created by and for the LGBTQ+ Community

words by: Natasha Marsh
Dec 13, 2020

Launching early next year, FOLX is a new healthcare provider that offers quality service and products for the LGBTQ+ community, from a team of queer and trans-centric clinicians. Founder and CEO, A.G. Breitenstein started the company after her own negative healthcare experiences.

 

LGBTQ+ community faces discrimination from healthcare workers, are blamed for their health status, or are refused out of care. FOLX aims to fill the gap, creating a safe place for queer and trans people that remove the barriers and stigmas making it easier to get service and products. FOLX offers medical plans for the queer community starting at $59 a month. The platform offers HRT (hormone therapy), PreP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV), ED (erectile dysfunction), and STI care and testing.

 

“We’re tired of seeing queer and trans folx treated as problems and not people,” the website says. “Our healthcare system claims to be inclusive but oftentimes falls short, leaving many already vulnerable folks within the community feeling like the system isn’t built to include them. It’s time we built a platform that centers our lives and puts all LGBTQ+ folx in control of their bodies and choices,” Breitenstein said in a press release.

 

 

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