Hair Removal with Hi Sis | S02E07

Season #2

Join me and Patricio (any pronoun) the practioner at Hi Sis, an organization increasing access to hair removal for trans and gender diverse clients.


Patricio Argenta Battani (Pronoun Indifferent, Queer, Gender Queer, Latine) 
Master of Public Health, Certified Clinical Electrologist

Patricio Argenta Battani is a dedicated advocate and trailblazer in the field of public health and gender-affirming care. With a rich background in HIV prevention and care spanning over 25 years, Patricio has been a driving force in reshaping healthcare paradigms and advocating for marginalized communities.
Patricio's educational journey began with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, followed by a Master of Public Health from Indiana University, where they were awarded the prestigious Ryan White Scholarship for their outstanding contributions to the field.

Throughout their career, Patricio's impact has been felt on a local and national scale. From playing a pivotal role in managing the HIV outbreak in southern Indiana to contributing to national prevention campaigns, Patricio's dedication to improving sexual and reproductive health has been unwavering.
In 2021, Patricio founded and assumed the role of Chief Firebrand at HI SIS, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable medically necessary hair removal to individuals seeking gender affirmation and those living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). This initiative showcases Patricio's commitment to equitable healthcare access and the decolonization of medical practices

Patricio's expertise extends beyond their professional roles. They are an active member of esteemed organizations such as WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health), the Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, and the American Electrology Association.
In recognition of their outstanding contributions, Patricio was honored with the Business of Pride award in 2021 in Honolulu, Hawaii, highlighting their dedication to fostering inclusive and affirming environments.
Patricio's passion for continuous learning is evident through their involvement in various professional associations and their commitment to staying updated with the latest industry advancements. Their approach to learning is driven by a desire to constantly evolve and provide the best possible care to those they serve.

Outside of their professional endeavors, Patricio is an avid advocate for diversity and inclusivity, drawing inspiration from their personal experiences and challenges. Their unique perspective enriches their work and underscores their commitment to fostering positive change.

Patricio Argenta Battani's journey is one of dedication, compassion, and a relentless pursuit of equitable healthcare. Through their work in public health, gender-affirming care, and the decolonization of medical practices, Patricio continues to blaze a trail toward a more inclusive and compassionate future.