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Planned Parenthood Mar Monte offers transgender hormone services at the following health center locations:

Our transgender hormone services include:

  • Transgender Female (MTF) Hormone Therapy including estrogen and spironolactone
  • Transgender Male (FTM) Hormone Therapy including testosterone

We may be able to start or continue hormone therapy and provide referrals for gender-qualified therapy and resources if needed. If you are on hormone therapy, you can utilize the health center for ongoing care and monitoring.

In order to receive transgender services you need to be over 18 and capable of providing consent for services. We can provide services for younger patients in Santa Cruz with a parent or guardian's permission. There are special consents for these services.

What to expect on your first visit:

  • In order to decrease the amount of time spent in the waiting room, please call to make an appointment first and request transgender services.

  • When you check in, let our staff know you are there for transgender services. Please provide your preferred name and preferred pronoun (he or she or other) at the time of check in. This way, when you are called back to meet with the clinician, your preferred name and pronoun will be used.

  • The receptionist may give you paperwork for the Family PACT Program. Family PACT is a state-funded program that provides some reproductive health services based on a person's natal/birth sex. Eligibility for Family PACT is based on your self-reported income and family size, and your ability to become pregnant or cause a pregnancy. We ask that you fill out the Family PACT paperwork using your natal/birth sex.

    Family PACT may cover testing for sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and some parts of your physical exam if you are at risk for pregnancy or causing a pregnancy. If you are a transgender man, you may still need a Pap if you are over 21 and still have a cervix and uterus.

  • When you are called back to meet with the clinician, please be honest about your medical history, sexuality and sexual practices. All services are confidential (except in cases of abuse), so being open with the clinician will ensure that you are receiving the best health care.

  • As a transgender patient seeking services, you may consult with one of our clinicians and receive a physical assessment and lab testing as appropriate for monitoring hormones and your transition.