this seems like a timely post to make:
so, many may already know that planned parenthood provides HRT to transgender individuals. things that are also important to know, related to this.
-planned parenthood operates on an “informed consent” basis. rather than requiring that you go through months of therapy, they believe that if you are presenting for HRT, you have already considered the pros/cons and risk/benefits and are making an informed decision about your body. this saves trans people many months of therapy and expensive bills.
-planned parenthood works with you to figure out what’s best. if you want more frequent appointments, great, they will support that. if you want to get your prescription and check in every three months, great. it’s up to you and what you need.
-planned parenthood will complete the documentation you need to get your gender marker changed on your legal documentation AND provide you with letters for surgical procedures with no questions asked (obviously without there being some type of concern that would make them worry about this course of action). because, once again, they operate on the “your body, your decision” model.
they will also provide you with referrals to PCPs and therapists to support you in your transition but those are not required to receive treatment with them.
planned parenthood is so important to so many people and i know the majority of the services they provide is well-documented but i have heard much less on the lgbt side of things. because of that, i wanted to raise awareness because i have now been working with them for three months, almost four months, and they have been so supportive and so kind and it has meant everything to me as a transboy who thought i would never be able to transition. the services they provide are incredibly important.