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Dr. Rixt AC Luikenaar
Dr. Rixt AC Luikenaar
Obstetrician and gynecologist, Rebirth OB-GYN, Utah, US
“All people deserve equal access to high-quality and compassionate health care. People have the right to bodily autonomy and self-determination.”
Areas of expertise
  • Pediatric and adolescent gynecology
  • LGBTQIA+ health
“I am a member and advocate of the LGBTQIA+ community and strive to create a safe environment at my practice, where everyone feels welcome, heard, and respected. Sexuality, fertility, LGBTQIA+-inclusive intersex health, neurodiversity, and psychedelic medicine are the focuses of my current practice.”
— Dr. Rixt AC Luikenaar
  • Rebirth OB-GYN – Founder and CEO, since 2014
  • Certified LGBTBE by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Health Choice Utah, University of Utah – Medical director
  • University of Utah, Department of obstetrics and gynecology – Adjunct instructor, since 2003
  • First trans-gynecology textbook – Coauthor and coeditor, 2022
  • Scientific publications in transgender health 
  • Presenter, peer reviewer, and coauthor at national and international scientific conferences for organizations such as EPATH, USPATH, WPATH, and ACOG
  • Board-certified (Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) in obstetrics and gynecology with a subspecialty focus in pediatric and adolescent gynecology
  • Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies MDMA-assisted psychotherapy training to supervise an FDA phase 3 trial for transgender people with post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah – Master of Business Administration, 2020
  • West Virginia University – Internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology
  • University of Groningen, Faculty of medical sciences – Medical degree, cum laude
  • University of Groningen, Faculty of philosophy – Doctoral training
  • University of Groningen, Faculty of law – Bachelor of Arts in law
Academic memberships
  • Active member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and affiliated with the Crane Center for Transgender Surgery 
  • Member of the board of directors for the LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
Awards and achievements
  • Received numerous awards for community service, outreach to the transgender community, and teaching family medicine residents
Appearances and publications in other media
Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 104, no. 3, pp. 521–26. ,
01 Sep 2004
Poor Obstetric Outcome in Subsequent Pregnancies in Women with Prior Fetal Death
International Journal for Artificial Internal Organs, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 203–09,
03 Apr 1995
Elastomeric Valves, a New Design
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