I am trans feminine and I think I want to start using hormones! What should I know before I begin?

Published December 2, 2020
Language English

This factsheet is for trans women, trans feminine and gender diverse people who may be thinking about using hormones also known as Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT). This factsheet provides a brief overview of the benefits, side effects and risks about starting hormone therapy.

This factsheet should not be used to practice self-medication. We strongly encourage that you speak with a medical professional before you start hormone therapy as each individual is unique and requires a specific medical plan.

This factsheet will help you to understand:

How hormones work;
Some of the changes you may expect once on hormone therapy including side effects and risks, and;
Some frequently asked questions that may help you to make an informed choice about starting hormones.

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