How To Start Hormone Replacement Therapy : Short Wave Medical transition-related treatments like hormone replacement therapy are associated with overwhelmingly positive outcomes in terms of both physical and mental health for transgender people. But, it can be hard to know exactly how to get started. Reporter James Factora explains where to start, common misconceptions about HRT, and the importance of finding community through the process.

Read James' full reporting for VICE here: "A Beginner's Guide to Hormone Replacement Therapy."

(www.vice.com/en/article/dyv33x/how-to-start-hrt-hormone-replacement-therapy)

If you're just learning about hormone replacement therapy for the first time, welcome! We're so glad you're here. You might want to read about the basics before listening to this episode. We'll be here when you get back!

"Overview of Feminizing Hormone Therapy," UCSF Transgender Care"

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https://transcare.ucsf.edu/guidelines/feminizing-hormone-therapy)

"Overview of Masculinizing Hormone Therapy," UCSF Transgender Care

(https://transcare.ucsf.edu/guidelines/masculinizing-therapy)

How To Start Hormone Replacement Therapy

How To Start Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Medical transition-related treatments like hormone replacement therapy are associated with overwhelmingly positive outcomes in terms of both physical and mental health for transgender people. But, it can be hard to know exactly how to get started. Reporter James Factora explains where to start, common misconceptions about HRT, and the importance of finding community through the process.

Read James' full reporting here:

If you're just learning about hormone replacement therapy for the first time, welcome! We're so glad you're here. You might want to read about the basics before listening to this episode. We'll be here when you get back!

This episode was produced by Brit Hanson, fact-checked by Indi Khera and edited by Viet Le. Joshua Newell and Kwesi Lee provided engineering support.