For an introduction to Testosterone Hormone Replacement Theraphy (T HRT), see the first part of the series.
Why Take Low Dose?
Hormones are gradual. This can be very frustrating for people who can’t wait for the changes. But some of us approach the idea of hormones with a bit more trepidation, and would rather take things slow.
Some people simply want to take extra precautions with their body. Others may be struggling to figure out what their identity means to them while undertaking a physical transition, thus trying to reconcile the two. Moreover, it’s common to hear of people who want certain effects of hormones but not others, and want to find the right balance. Whether it’s because we’re not sure hormones are right for us, or because we’re not sure what we want out of hormones, or we just want to be extra careful, taking a low dose is a way of testing the waters, toe by toe.
The primary effects of Testosterone have been detailed in countless blogs and articles, including mine. Browsing Tumblr or YouTube you will come across personal stories as people chronicle their journey on their first weeks, months, and years on T. Here’s a brief recap, just in case.
This Tip Series provides information on Androgel and injection alternatives for trans men who may not be familiar.
OK SO I hang out on several sites (including Tumblr) where there’s a lot of FtM’s/transfolk. Especially in this poopy economy, we’re all short on cash right now. It BREAKS MY DARN HEART to see transfolk suffer mental breakdowns just because they can’t afford binders, packers, T, or whatever else they need to feel more at home in their bodies. I’ve been there, it’s awful, and I don’t want you to be there. So I’ve compiled links and a few other things to help you guys, PLEASE spread this around to anyone who you think would benefit from it, on or off of Tumblr.