Jerrica Kirkley, Plume, on rebuilding the trans healthcare experience


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Our guest on this episode is Dr. Jerrica Kirkley, co-founder & Chief Medical Officer of Plume. Plume delivers gender-affirming care via telehealth for trans and non-binary individuals, currently operating in 41 states. Plume provides hormone-replacement therapy, such as estrogen and testosterone, as well as letters of support for gender-affirming surgery or changing name or gender markers for its patients. Jerrica and her cofounder, Plume CEO Dr. Matthew Wetschler, raised a $14M series A round of funding last year Craft Ventures. In this episode, Jerrica and I discussed: (1) her journey to starting Plume, (2) her experience as a patient and provider of gender-affirming care, and (3) the current anti-trans political climate and Plume’s role as an advocate for the trans and nonbinary community.

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