Planned Parenthood Helping Teens Get Gender Hormones After 30 Minute Consult: Report

The organization reportedly prescribed estrogen to a special needs 18-year-old.
ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 31: The exterior of a Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center is seen on May 31, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. In the wake of Missouri recent controversial abortion legislation, the states' last abortion clinic is being forced to close by the end of the week. Planned Parenthood is expected to go to court to try and stop the closing. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)
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Planned Parenthood is reportedly helping trans-identifying teenagers obtain cross-sex hormones after just a 30 minute consultation.

Planned Parenthood prescribes cross-sex hormones to adults 18 and up without an official gender dysphoria diagnosis or a letter from a therapist, just a brief consultation with usually a nurse practitioner about the hormones’ effects, the Free Beacon reported.

In one case, Planned Parenthood prescribed estrogen to a special needs 18-year-old while his parents were out of town in July, the outlet reported.

The New Jersey teen, who was diagnosed with ADHD with autistic traits at age four, was consistently interested in guns, power tools, and metalworking. In December though, he announced that he was a transgender woman, just a few months after his autistic best friend made the same announcement.

He arrived at his local Planned Parenthood at 11 a.m., and by 11:39, his estrogen prescription was on its way, according to records reviewed by the Free Beacon.

Cross-sex hormones come with serious health risks. They can cause infertility, deadly blood clots, heart attacks, increased cancer risks of the breasts and ovaries, liver dysfunction, worsening psychological illness, and other serious conditions.

As far back as last fall, the nation’s largest abortion provider was offering gender transition services at hundreds of clinics across the country. At least 344 Planned Parenthood clinics in 41 states across the country were offering gender transition services as of a year ago, according to its website. Many clinics offered cross-sex hormones for minors, and some provided puberty blockers.

Since then however, several states have cracked down on puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for children, so some Planned Parenthood locations may no longer be offering those services for minors.


Planned Parenthood also encourages trans-identifying people to ask for hormones at their local clinic, even if the clinic doesn’t offer them yet.

“If your closest Planned Parenthood health center doesn’t offer gender-affirming hormone treatments, and you want them to, you can tell them,” Planned Parenthood states on its website.

Also, because Planned Parenthood and its affiliates get more than half a billion dollars in government funding every year, their gender transition services represent Americans’ tax dollars at work.

Planned Parenthood’s foray into gender transition services is also a significant departure from the organization’s core mission of “family planning.”

Even some of the most prominent figures supporting gender transition services have criticized Planned Parenthood’s process for doling out hormones.

“I have always been a very strong supporter of Planned Parenthood and am pro-choice,” said Laura Edwards-Leeper, one of the founders of the country’s first pediatric gender clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital.

“But they have taken on something that they are not equipped to handle,” Edwards-Leeper said.

Erica Anderson, who is trans-identifying and a former president of the U.S. Professional Association for Transgender Health, said, “I’ve had patients desperate to get hormones where I’ve been the voice of caution,” and “In some cases, they say, ‘I’ll just go to Planned Parenthood when I’m 18.’ Usually I can dissuade them but sometimes I can’t.”

Meanwhile, it is more popular than ever for youth to adopt new gender identities. An estimated 300,000 minors aged 13 to 17 identified as transgender as of last year.

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