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Meet Angell


Angell's story

HRT Access Fund recipient

Angell (they/them) is lives in Florida, where they have had a difficult time accessing knowledgable and qualified about HRT. The closest cities are still out of reach due to an unreliable care. Since starting school, Angell’s hours have been cut to the point that they can’t afford their prescriptions and they are facing losing their insurance due to an unsupportive father. Angell says, “Receiving 12 months of HRT would be life changing to me…it would help me feel at home in my body and spirit and finally be able to feel the freedom that any trans person should have the access to feel.”

Angell's timeline

  • Award Granted

    December 31, 2020

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

    January 3, 2021

    Angell was seen by their HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,200 towards gender-affirming care.

About Testosterone+

On average, it costs $1,200+/year for Angell's care.

What is it?

Testosterone+ refers to the gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy (HRT) methods that some trans men, trans masc, 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?

Testosterone+ introduces a wide range of masculinizing 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.