On Transgender Day of Visibility, and every day, Planned Parenthood stands with transgender people. We see you. We care about you. We stand in solidarity with you – no matter where you live, no matter what.
Transgender people are diverse in their gender identities (the way you feel on the inside), gender expressions (the way you dress and act, that others can see), and sexual orientations (the people you’re attracted to).
Everyone can visit a Planned Parenthood health center for preventive care, STD testing and treatment, birth control, cancer screenings, other sexual and reproductive health services, and referrals.
“We talk about safe sex, how to prevent pregnancy, and what will be the best method of birth control,” said Elva, Vista Isabella health center manager. “Our clinicians also address any exams that may be needed, such as pap smears, infection checks, and testicular and prostate exams if the patient is symptomatic.”
If you need support or resources, Planned Parenthood is here for you. You can also contact:
o The Trans Lifeline at (877) 565-8860 in the U.S.
o The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or on their text and chat lines
o The National Suicide Prevention Hotline for the U.S. at 1-800-273-8255
o Groups fighting for transgender rights, like:
- The Sylvia Rivera Law Project
- The Transgender Law Center
- Trans-Latin@ Coalition
- Trans Women of Color Collective
o The Transgender Legal Services Network for legal help and resources, a program of the National Center for Transgender Equality.
o The hashtag #TransLawHelp on Twitter is helping to locate resources, advice, and legal professionals to help trans people with legal issues around name changes and gender markers on legal documents. A website is being built to accompany it: Trans Law Help Online
- You can contribute to or use Refuge Restrooms, a web app that compiles information about gender neutral restrooms in public places.
Planned Parenthood’s doors are open to everyone — regardless of gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. We believe that all people deserve high-quality, affordable health care and accurate, nonjudgmental sexual health education and information, no matter who they are. We know that when people are truly cared for, they make their lives, their families, and their communities better and healthier.