Androgel is a medical product. So, of course, it is generally obtained through medical veins. Let’s just say it: trans men do not have the easiest time getting what they need from the medical system. If Androgel is on your path, you might face a bevy of issues before you even get it — mostly around obtaining & affording it. Like with applying Androgel, there are many nuances to consider.
Obtaining Androgel (legally) requires a prescription from a medical professional. As simple as that statement is, even obtaining that prescription and walking out the pharmacy door with Androgel in your hands is not a clear-cut process. How that looks depends on a lot of important questions.
Do you have a doctor? Do you have insurance? Can you afford Androgel out-of-pocket, if necessary? What if your insurance covers injectable testosterone and not Androgel? How does your doctor file your request with the insurance company? How does the insurance company list your gender? How does your state handle refills? Are there any alternative products that are more affordable?
The answer to these questions can help determine your path to acquiring Androgel.