What is hormone therapy and what can it do for me?

Hormone therapy (HT) is when a healthcare provider gives you hormones that your body doesn't make and/or when you get medicine that blocks the hormones your body does make. Taking hormones changes your body (sometimes permanently) and can affect your emotions, thinking, and behavior. Some people will want to take estrogen and/or spironolactone (which blocks testosterone). Some people may take testosterone. Healthcare providers use different approaches to HT. If you are a minor you will need the consent of your parent or legal guardian. Some types of insurance cover HT. If you are interested in learning more, reach out to a healthcare provider who specializes in providing affirming care. Save this question to your favorites if you'd like to talk about it more with your healthcare provider.
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