Today Planned Parenthood announced that they will be offering Transgender Hormone Therapy in New York. This new announcement comes after The White House removal of Transgender bathroom rights. In a statement they said,
“Planned Parenthood of New York City now offers hormone therapy for transgender and gender nonconforming patients. We also offer the full range of sexual and reproductive health care to people of all genders and identities.”
Planned Parenthood offers this treatment at many of their locations, but it is sending it as a message since there has been a waging war on reproductive rights, led by republicans. Much of Planned Parenthood’s funding comes from private donors, and they have been getting threats of defunding as of recently.
Planned Parenthood’s support of transgender people could cost them a lot of money. In a leaked draft of the proposed legislation to take over the Affordable Care Act, it shows that the GOP are determined to defund Planned Parenthood and many other providers for women. Planned Parenthood started Transgender Hormone Therapy only a few months ago in November. The services include the full range of sexual and reproductive health care to people of all genders and identities. The cost of these services vary, but nobody is turned away. In fact they have financial counselors to help you figure out how you will pay for the hormone therapy, whether you have insurance or not.
If funding is removed for Planned Parenthood, it will affect the Transgender community too.