Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania is planning to keep an eye on transgender health by offering extended hours at its clinic in downtown Pittsburgh.
"Around half of all transgender people who seek medical care are served by uninformed doctors," says the clinic's president and chief executive officer, Kim Evert. "These same patients are expected, by default, to teach their doctors about proper transgender medical care."
In addition, the organization released a statement Tuesday announcing an event for "transgender, FBM, two-spirit, gender-queer, gender nonconforming, butch women, and queer and questioning people" to be held April 20.
While Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania has clinics in nearby Johnstown, Moon Township, Bridgeville, Somerset, and Greensburg, the transgender extended hours will be available only at the Pittsburgh location.