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Meet Aaloyah

Aaloyah's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Aaliyah (she/her) is a 20 year old trans woman living in a conservative town in Oklahoma. She knew she was transgender at a very young age, but had unaccepting parents. Since her parents wouldn’t support her transition, she had to go through less official means to try to begin HRT. Aaliyah says, “This incredible opportunity presented to me is quite literally life saving! I always wanted to be on an official regimen overseen by a professional, and now I will be able to.”

Aaloyah's timeline

  • Award Granted

    December 31, 2020

    Aaloyah was awarded a grant toward HRT/GaHT!
  • HRT Onboarding Date

    January 3, 2021

    Aaloyah was seen by her HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,700 towards gender-affirming care.

About Estrogen+

On average, it costs $1,700+/year for Aaloyah's care.

What is it?

Estrogen+ refers to the gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy (HRT) methods that some trans women, trans femme, and non-binary people take that result in physical changes which align with their gender identity. Every person's preferences and personal healthcare needs vary, so this can include oral medications, injections, and transdermal patches.

How accessible is it for trans folks to receive this care?

For trans folks who live in states most impacted by anti-trans healthcare legislation, it can be extremely difficult to find a knowledgeable, trans-affirming provider as well as access prescription medication. Many insurance plans do not cover HRT. For trans folks without insurance coverage, the ongoing out-of-pocket expense can be challenging.

What is the impact of this care on the recipient’s life?

Estogen+ introduces a wide range of feminizing physical, emotional, and psychological changes that align with their gender identity. This often leads to a more positive emotional well-being, increased confidence, increased safety when in public, and better opportunities at employment and more.