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Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy

Gender Affirming Care

We provide quality, compassionate care from an informed-consent model for our transgender patients and people at various places on the spectrum of gender identity/expression. 

Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy is available throughout Wisconsin, for individuals 18 years and older, through telehealth services. In-person services are currently available at PPWI's health center locations in La Crosse and Eau Claire, and will become offered at other PPWI family planning health centers throughout Wisconsin at a future date. Please check back for updated information.

For the most current hours, services, directions, and to make an appointment at any Planned Parenthood Health Center, call 1-800-230-Plan or visit plannedparenthood.org

What is Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy?

What to Expect During Your Appointment

Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy may include testosterone or estrogen and/or androgen blockers, as well as care planning by a team of compassionate staff. Our goal is for our transgender patient to feel welcome and comfortable in our health center, and to provide the highest quality of care.

To better affirm you and your gender identity, we want to respect your name and pronouns. If we make a mistake, please let us know so we can make it right.

When you meet with a clinician, they will do the following:

  • Ask for your medical history, including physical, sexual, and surgical history in addition to your current health practices. We understand that it can be uncomfortable for some patients to answer these questions. We ask that you share as openly as ​you are comfortable to ensure you receive the best care. 

  • Order laboratory tests, including blood work to monitor possible side effects of hormones and STI/HIV testing if recommended.

  • Discuss your goals and expectations, as well as side effects and risks of transgender hormone therapy. 

  • Once the clinician has determined that you are medically ready to begin transgender hormone therapy, they will gather your informed consent and prescribe hormones.

The cost for each patient's therapy varies based on services, medical history, treatment plan, lab tests, insurance coverage, and other factors. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin offers affordable care for these services, and works to keep the cost as low as possible. You can learn more about treatment cost ranges when you schedule an appointment.

Already on hormones? 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.

Give us a call at 1-800-230-PLAN to schedule your appointment.

Resources for Self-Injections

These resources are designed for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin transgender patients approved for self-injections. If you have questions or would like to begin self-injections, please call 1-800-230-PLAN. 

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You are welcome at Planned Parenthood, no matter what. 

At each of our health centers, Planned Parenthood strives to provide a comfortable environment where people of all genders can access high quality reproductive and sexual health care, including cancer screening, wellness exams, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, pregnancy testing, birth control, emergency contraception, abortion care, and more. Planned Parenthood provides care to patients regardless of immigration status.