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Transgender Health

Welcome to Planned Parenthood!

We want you to have the best patient care experience possible. For far too many in the transgender community, highquality, affirming, and culturally competent health care is hard to find. Providing transgender health care services aligns with our mission of enabling all people to make empowered, informed decisions about their bodies and lives. Nationally, Planned Parenthood is the second largest provider of transgender hormone therapy services.

We are committed to providing care that is supportive of transgender and gender nonconforming patients. We welcome your comments and feedback.

Yours in good health,

‐‐ Dr. Joel Lebed, Medical Director

Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania

Where to find care

Center City Philadelphia

1144 Locust Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19107
215-351-5560*

*Online scheduling not available at this time.

Pottstown 

2081 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
610-326-8080*

*Online scheduling not available at this time

Before your appointment please read these important fact sheets.

New Planned Parenthood Patient Welcome Letter

Effects of Feminizing Hormone Therapy

Effects of Masculinizing Hormone Therapy

Transitioning at Work: Information & Guidance

Insurance and Payment Information

Costs are on a sliding scale fee basis and will be discussed when you make your appointment. For those with insurance, insurance verification will occur prior to the initial visit. Questions? Call (267) 687-6650.

Local Pharmacy List 

Why is Planned Parenthood providing transgender care?

Providing transgender health care services aligns with our mission of enabling all people to make empowered, informed decisions about their bodies and lives.

What does it mean to be transgender?
  • Transgender is used to describe a person whose biological sex assigned at birth (e.g. genitalia) and gender identity (sense of who they are) are incongruent or do not “match”.
  • Some transgender people seek to make their gender expression (i.e. how they look) match their gender identity (who they are).
What is hormone therapy?
  • Hormone therapy (HT), also known as medical transition, is one way for transgender individuals to feel and look more like the gender with which they identify. Some, but not all, people also pursue surgical options as a component of medical transition, however PPSP will not be offering surgical options.
  • HT is a component of a medical transition which is used to change the body’s endocrine system to more closely match the person’s gender identity. HT can include testosterone-blocking agents (or anti-androgens) along with female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, or testosterone.
Why don’t we offer HT to patients younger than 18?

We’re not offering HT services for those under 18. Helping a teen transition medically is a process which involves not only medical providers, but also mental health professionals and possibly legal services. It also requires the involvement of the family in terms of education and consent. PPSP is not able to offer this service at this time and we will reassess offering HT to patients under 18 in the future.