Many folks are concerned about what Trump鈥檚 election will mean for women鈥檚 issues, health coverage and LGBTQ rights. That鈥檚 one of the reasons Planned Parenthood is receiving thousands of dollars in donations in VP-elect Mike Pence鈥檚 name. It鈥檚 also why it鈥檚 amazing news that PP NYC (who have provided affordable health care for millions of people for over 100 years) will soon begin offering transgender hormone therapy on a sliding-scale basis.

鈥淓veryone deserves access to high-quality health care. Providing hormone therapy will help us better meet the needs of the transgender patients we鈥檙e already serving, as well as provide a much-needed service for other transgender individuals throughout New York City and beyond,鈥 said Joan Malin, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City.

Gender-affirming hormone therapy (which is covered by Medicaid and most insurance programs, as well as other payment options that PP counsellors can help you explore) is available for individuals whose gender identity does not match their sex assigned at birth.

Unfortunately, many 鈥渢ransgender and gender nonconforming individuals often face barriers to accessing the services they need, including discrimination from providers and lack of education about their health needs,鈥 Malin added, saying, 鈥淥ffering hormone therapy in an inclusive, welcoming environment is an important part of meeting the needs of trans and gender nonconforming communities in New York.鈥

Beginning December 1, PP NYC will offer transgender hormone therapy at its Boro Hall health center in Brooklyn, although appointments can be scheduled now at 212-965-7000.

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