In the wake of the reversal of Roe v. Wade, many speculated that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, would struggle to continue to turn a profit. This, however, has not been the case. Rather, it has turned to an alternative high-demand service: transgender hormone therapy.
Planned Parenthood is not new to this industry. They have offered “transgender care” since at least 2017. However, it’s notable that in recent years, they have expanded their offerings as the services become more popular, particularly amongst young people.
At the national level, Planned Parenthood is the second largest provider of hormone therapy, according to a document put out by the organization itself.
In its 2019-2020 Annual Report, Planned Parenthood says it has more than 200 facilities in 31 states that provide hormone therapy for patients seeking so-called “gender-affirming care.”
Its website offers friendly information for those seeking hormone therapy, including minors:
Planned Parenthood is proud to provide a safe and welcoming place to get transgender/nonbinary hormone therapy. We offer services to transgender women, transgender men, and nonbinary people.
There is also a searchable feature that makes it possible to find offerings close by and schedule either in-person or telehealth appointments to receive the drugs. In an interview with IWF, detransitioner Cat Cattinson detailed how little vetting was needed to obtain testosterone from Planned Parenthood. After hearing that Planned Parenthood offered “gender-affirming care,” she decided to give them a call, assuming she would need to go through some sort of process to get a prescription for testosterone. Shockingly, after just a thirty-minute phone call with a doctor whom she never met, Cat had a prescription for the Schedule III controlled substance.
As Kelsey Bolar reported in IWF’s Identity Crisis episode highlighting Cat’s experience, “Cat told the doctor that she wanted to start with a low dose because she was a semi-professional singer and didn’t want to risk compromising her singing voice. But she said she later found out that Planned Parenthood prescribed her double that of other female-to-male ‘transitioners.’”
The pivot towards gender-affirming care is a smart move financially, as National Review notes:
Transgender treatments could become a major cash cow for Planned Parenthood and other organizations in a post-Roe world. Unlike abortions, which can be a one-time payment, gender-transitioning treatments are recurring and expensive — hormone therapy can cost more than $2,000 per year.
Sadly, the damage that Planned Parenthood inflicts is not limited to providing dangerous hormones to vulnerable youth, which side effects include, but are not limited to infertility, diabetes, liver toxicity, and permanently altered sexual features, but also poisoning their minds through their popular sex-ed curriculum in public schools across the nation.
Fox News recently reported on a Planned Parenthood sex educator named Mariah Caudillo, who is employed by Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, which serves over 220,000 people in California and Nevada. All 35 health centers in the Mar Monte network offer “gender-affirming care.”
On social media, Caudillo advises teens on how to acquire sex toys and hide them from parents, and she discusses a wide range of other sexually explicit topics geared toward curious young people.
Organizations like Planned Parenthood are actively working against parents to steal the joy and innocence from America’s youth by teaching children about sexually explicit topics. Worse, the organization is chemically altering anyone who walks through its doors willing to pay for hormone therapy.