First health clinic in U.S. owned by Black transgender woman opens in Portsmouth

Written by on February 5, 2024

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A new health clinic will be opening in downtown Portsmouth this week.

It’s called the ETSI Health Clinic, which stands for Ending Transmission of Sexual Infections. Founder and Executive Director Nyonna Byers told 10 On Your Side it’s historic for two reasons. Byers said there’s no other clinic in Portsmouth offering direct care like they will.

Byers is also the first Black transgender woman to own a health clinic in the U.S., Byers said. The clinic will offer a wide range of services.

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