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Meet Armin

Armin's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Armin (he/him) is a 20-year-old trans man who has desired to be the gender he associates with since he could remember. He tried various ways such as GoFundMe to seek gender-affirming care and failed due to financial difficulties and lack of funds to support his treatment. A close friend referred him to Point of Pride and he can now receive the gender-affirming care to align his body with his gender. He is very excited to no longer feel dysphoric and feels that it will help his depression caused by his gender dysphoria by boosting his self-confidence.

Armin is a full-time nursing student set to get his degree in March. Armin has always wanted to be a nurse because his grandmother, who is a nurse, adopted him. Armin loves birds and hopes to own some one day when he is financially stable. 

Armin's timeline

  • Award Granted

    September 13, 2023

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

    December 19, 2023

    Armin was seen by his HRT/GaHT provider.
  • Update

    March 29, 2024

    Armin shared, "My quality of life has improved tremendously. My body is beginning to feel like it aligns with my mind. I actually feel like I can stand up and acknowledge my body and mind as one. [HRT] helps me gain more progress in my life and has assisted me with being able to mentally get through tough times such as graduating nursing school."

Grant details

$1,200 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Testosterone+

On average, it costs $1,200+/year for Armin'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.