Target: President of Planned Parenthood Federation of American Cecile Richards
Goal: Applaud Planned Parenthood’s efforts in providing transgender healthcare.
Planned Parenthood has been taking large strides when it comes to inclusive healthcare. They have made their healthcare services friendly to gender nonconformers by asking patients what gender they identify with as soon as they enter the clinic. The sad reality is that healthcare providers don’t usually have knowledge in transgender identifies.
Transgender and gender nonconforming people encounter countless obstacles when attempting to obtain healthcare. When they finally get to see a doctor, the health care environment they are placed in can be incredibly unwelcoming to gender nonconformers.
There are currently 26 Planned Parenthood locations that offer hormone replacement therapy, either testosterone or estrogen, to their transgender patients. Planned Parenthood hopes to open more and offers nonjudgmental health care and services beyond hormonal therapy.
It’s common knowledge that everyone needs sexual and reproductive health care, and because of the difficulty transgender people face when attempting to get health care, it’s good to know they might have a Planned Parenthood clinic nearby that can help. Sign the petition below to applaud these efforts.
Dear President Richards,
Transgender people face many challenges in their day to day life. Unfortunately, this means that they oftentimes have trouble finding accepting health care facilities. They are often turned away from doctors and will constantly be harassed and treated with hostility in health care settings. Because of this, they will avoid getting the health care they desperately need to avoid being bullied.
It’s good to see that transgender people have clinics that they can go to now. Despite their gender, all humans need sexual and reproductive health care every now and again. Another great thing is the hormonal replacement therapy. Many transgender people will find it difficult to find a way to get the hormones they need, and will appreciate the services that Planned Parenthood can provide.
A nonjudgmental and supportive health care provider means that it’s easier for a person to feel safe and comfortable. Thank you for providing much needed and much welcomed services to the transgender and gender nonconformist community.
[Your Name Here]
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