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spaceygaymer

412d

im trans afab and want to start taking testosterone, but i have no idea where to start. does anyone have any tips or advice? maybe an estimate of how much it would cost? im 18

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    • plant

      412d

      If you're in the U.S, without insurance, check with your local Planned Parenthood. Mine does informed consent HRT and they might for you, too

    • plant

      412d

      If you're in the U.S, without insurance, check with your local Planned Parenthood. Mine does informed consent HRT and they might for you, too

    • DeadlyTripster

      412d

      Different places have different rules, but for me I had to go to therapy for 2 years to make sure I wasn't just kidding

    • frog_of_destiny

      412d

      I saw that someone mentioned medical insurance, so idk if this will help but Starbucks (at least in the US, i think- may be applicable in other areas) offers medical insurance for gender affirming care! I will also be starting testosterone soon, so I understand what you’re dealing with, good luck!!!!

    • Bibble

      412d

      The answer to this heavily depends on where you're located as it's different in every country

      • Bibble

        412d

        @Bibble (and if you're in America, it depends on what state)

    • IndigoBro

      412d

      The most important place to start is finding out if you have or can get medical insurance. That can take some time. Go through your insurance when finding providers to ensure they will help to cover costs. 18 is a good time to switch from a pediatric GP to a new primary care doctor. You can start by seeing a general doctor, explain your struggles with gender dysphoria and asking them if they can refer you for gender affirming care.

    • keros

      412d

      I would google if you have any lgbt friendly drs office that offer help with HRT and if not then planned parenthoods are also a good place to start. Before considering starting you make sure you look into all of the changes and possible side affects that may come with taking testosterone so you're absolutely sure and aware you'd be comfortable with those changes. There are multiple options you have for taking it like gel, patches or injections but gel and patches can sometimes be a little complicated with insurance and injections are the cheapest option I think

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