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Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida offers gender-affirming hormone therapy to adults 18+. We see gender-affirming care as an important service that really goes to the core of our mission. 

New patients must have their first appointment in person at one of our health centers in St. Petersburg, Tampa, or Kissimmee. Once established, patients may have the option to have follow-up visits via telehealth. 

Our Services

We offer gender-affirming hormone therapy for transmasculine, transfeminine, non-binary, and gender diverse individuals. We can provide:

Estrogen-based (feminizing) hormone therapy

  • Androgen (Testosterone)-blocking medications: spironolactone and/or finasteride
  • Estrogen-based medications: pills, injections, patches
  • Progesterone

Testosterone-based (masculinizing) hormone therapy

  • Testosterone-based medications: injections, gels, patches

  • Scalp hair loss: finasteride

Microdosing or intermediate dose hormones

  • Low dose gender affirming hormone therapy is an option that is often considered when individuals want certain changes but not others or for some folks wanting to maintain an “androgynous” appearance, or those seeking slower or more subtle changes.
  • It can include low dose estrogen-based medications, low dose testosterone-based medications, androgen blockers, and/or progesterone that is customized based on the individual’s goal to achieve one’s authentic self.

We can start or continue gender-affirming 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.

Minors and Gender-Affirming Care

Due to the Florida Legislature’s recent assault on bodily autonomy, and the new legal restrictions placed on the services we offer, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is no longer able to provide gender-affirming care treatments for minor patients.   

Planned Parenthood believes that your body is your own, and that you have the right to be your most authentic self regardless of gender identity or expression. 

For more information on gender affirming care providers outside of Florida, the following resources may be helpful: 

Informed Consent

The Florida Board of Medicine requires that every gender-affirming care patient complete an informed consent form in-person with their doctor. Please click the button that corresponds to the care you will receive to read the form you will sign at your appointment. 

Resources

At Planned Parenthood, we want to make sure you have all the resources you need to live a healthy and strong life. You can find additional resources for gender-affirming care and services through one of our coalition partners, Equality Florida.

Self-Injection Training

Congratulations on beginning gender-affirming hormone therapy! Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSWCF) is dedicated to ensuring you have the support and resources you need during your transition.

If you've chosen to pursue self-injection training, click the button to view instructions and training videos. 

View training materials
Transgender and Nonbinary Resource Guide

Equality Florida has produced and maintains a Transgender and Nonbinary Resource Guide, which provides a statewide directory for safe and trans-friendly service providers. The guide is organized by county and includes the following: Crisis hotlines, mental health therapists, primary care physicians, endocrinologists, national legal resources, Florida-specific information on updating legal documents, surgery resources, support centers and social groups, hair and makeup services, vocal coaching, electrolysis providers, and veteran services.

Read the guide

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