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Gender Transitioning

How Do Doctors, Patients Manage Side Effects of Gender-Affirming Care?

When Mel was first prescribed hormones in 2009, he wasn’t sure he planned to complete the transition to becoming a trans man. “My goal was to explore the gender spectrum through hormones. I wasn’t yet totally clear that I wanted to transition and make a full gender transition, but I…

The Tricky Chemistry of Gender Transitioning

Laura Arrowsmith knows what it’s like to go through gender transitioning. She struggled to find a provider willing to prescribe the hormone therapy that would allow her body to reflect the woman she knew herself to be. Medical transition care — that is, the prescribing and managing of feminizing or…

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