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My Body. 
My Care.

Gender Affirming Care is available at Planned Parenthood of Maryland. Call today to schedule your appointment. 

Planned Parenthood of Maryland offers gender affirming health care services.  We are committed to decreasing barriers to health care for transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary patients.  

Our services include:

  • Gender affirming hormone therapy for individuals aged 16 and older.  Parental/guardian consent required for <18 years

  • Resources and referrals for primary care, mental health, surgery, dental care, legal services, electrolysis, support groups, and more

  • Sensitive sexual/reproductive health care and preventive screenings

Hormone therapy services include:

Estrogen-Based Therapy

  • Testosterone-blocking medications: spironolactone, finasteride

  • Estradiol medications: injections, patches, pills 

  • Progestin medications

Testosterone Therapy

  • Testosterone medications: injections, gels

  • Scalp hair loss management: finasteride

"Microdosing" or intermediate dose hormones

We follow the Informed Consent Model so patients do not need a mental health referral to receive hormone therapy.

How do I make an appointment?

Currently, hormone therapy services are available via telehealth.

Whether you’re already a patient or would like to become a new patient, simply call us at 410-576-1414 and make your virtual appointment. Online appointment scheduling is available for established patients through MyChart, out patient portal.

I’m already on hormones, can I transfer my records to Planned Parenthood and become a patient?

Yes.  If you are already being seen by a medical provider for hormone treatment but wish to transfer your care to Planned Parenthood you can do that.  Depending on your most recent records and lab results you may need to come in for an initial lab visit.

What To Expect At Your Visits

Initial Visit:

Your provider will discuss with you the informed consent process, your gender identity history and transition goals, and will review both the expected effects, benefits and possible risk factors for hormone therapy.  A comprehensive history will be obtained and reviewed. The provider will perform routine lab work to make sure you are a healthy candidate for hormone therapy. Based on the results of this visit, most patients are prescribed hormones that day.  Together, you and your provider will make the best decision for you.

Follow-up visits:

In order to continue receiving your hormones, you will need to schedule periodic appointments at Planned Parenthood for routine lab work and monitoring.  Your provider will determine the best follow up schedule based upon your needs. Reaching your individualized transition goals will be a gradual process, and your provider will discuss in-depth what that may look like.

Other services:

In addition to offering hormone therapy, we also provide cancer screening, wellness education, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, annual exams, pregnancy testing, birth control, emergency contraception, abortion care and more in an affirming environment.


Prescription Refills

How to request and who is eligible. 

Learn More

Patient Education 

Subcutaneous Injection

Detailed guidance on how to perform subcutaneous self-injections.

Watch Here

Intramuscular Injection

Detailed guidance on how to perform intramuscular self-injections.

Watch Here

Payment Options

Costs for hormone therapy vary depending on your individual needs and insurance coverage.  

Planned Parenthood of Maryland accepts Maryland Medicaid and most Commercial Insurances.

We also accept payment by cash, credit card and flexible spending account cards. Payment is due at the time of service.

Planned Parenthood staff will contact your insurance provider to confirm coverage for hormonal therapy services and what, if any, your out-of-pocket expense will be.  We encourage all patients to contact their insurance provider prior to an appointment to ensure coverage and to get a full understanding of what options the insurance carrier allows for hormonal therapy.  If a referral is required by your insurance carrier, it will be your responsibility to reach out to your Primary Care Provider for that. We will complete prior authorization forms for prescriptions if required by your insurance.

Additional Maryland Resources

National Center for Transgender Equality Documents ID Center

Free State Justice Legal Services - Name and Gender Marker Changes and more

Whitman Walker Name and Gender Change Guides

Trans Healthcare MD - medical, social, legal resources and more


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