Planned Parenthood Florida begins providing transgender hormone therapy

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ABOVE: Members of a local Planned Parenthood march in an LGBTQ Pride parade. (Image from Wikimedia Commons)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) | Planned Parenthood is now offering hormone therapy and other services for transgender patients in Florida, starting with two health centers in Miami this week. It plans to expand statewide within the year.

The services could help a patient who, for example, was born as a female and still has female organs but identifies as male. Oral, topical and injectable hormones would address issues like facial hair, redistribution of fat and muscle and thicker vocal chords. The prescriptions are written after extensive medical and blood tests and are only available for patients 18 and older.

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Indya Moore is the first transgender woman to cover Elle Magazine

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Pose” star Indya Moore is the first transgender woman to land the cover of Elle Magazine. The actress and model appears on the cover of Elle’s June 2019 issue.

The 24-year-old told Elle that her parents were confused when she was assigned male at birth but acted feminine as a child.

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New York proposes transgender hormone Medicaid revision

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York officials have proposed authorizing coverage for transgender hormone therapy for patients under 18 in the state’s Medicaid program for low-income New Yorkers.

The proposal issued this week would amend regulations issued almost two years ago.

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Texan inmates can now start hormone therapy

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Austin, Texas (AP) – A change in Texas prison system policy means transgender inmates who hadn’t started hormone therapy before incarceration can do so behind bars if they go through a thorough process to confirm the diagnosis.

Previously, Texas Department of Criminal Justice policy said only transgender inmates who were already taking hormones when they entered the system could continue to do so, the Houston Chronicle reported.

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Metro’s new medical director talks PrEP, primary care and trans health

By : Jeremy Williams
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Metro Health, Wellness and Community is expanding its umbrella of services by opening the doors on primary care and LGBT health services in its Tampa and St. Petersburg locations.

Metro Health hired Dr. David W. LyterM.D. as its new medical director in July, because it felt there were services specific to the LGBT community in Tampa and St. Petersburg  that the general medical community was ignoring.

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