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Meet Allison

Allison's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Allison (she/her) said, "This has been a long and arduous journey for me! I have been wanting to transition since I was 5 years old. Now I can finally begin my journey."

In her spare time, Allison loves to work out, play guitar, and sing. She also enjoys the outdoors, playing with friends, and being social. "I'm a happy girl who tries to make the most out of life," she shared. "And once I receive my gender-affirming hormones, I will finally be able to feel like myself, too. I can't wait to be recognized for who I am both inside and out. Not to feel judged for being myself."

Allison's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 22, 2022

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

    July 25, 2022

    Allison was seen by her HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,700 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Estrogen+

On average, it costs $1,700+/year for Allison'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.