NYC Planned Parenthood Will Soon Offer Hormone Therapy for Transgender Patients
Many folks are concerned about what Trump’s election will mean for women’s issues, health coverage and LGBTQ rights. That’s one of the reasons Planned Parenthood is receiving thousands of dollars in donations in VP-elect Mike Pence’s name. It’s also why it’s 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.
“Everyone deserves access to high-quality health care. Providing hormone therapy will help us better meet the needs of the transgender patients we’re already serving, as well as provide a much-needed service for other transgender individuals throughout New York City and beyond,” 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.
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Unfortunately, many “transgender 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,” Malin added, saying, “Offering hormone therapy in an inclusive, welcoming environment is an important part of meeting the needs of trans and gender nonconforming communities in New York.”
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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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)