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Meet Cyprin

Cyprin's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Cyprin (he/they) is a 23-year-old transmasculine person currently in the process of applying for disability. He currently has no income and is being cared for by his partner. They've been searching for multiple years in getting gender-affirming care in the hopes of feeling more comfortable in their own body through top surgery and HRT.

"I'm excited to see the changes HRT will give, to speak without fear of hearing a voice that doesn't sound like it's mine," Cyprin shares hopefully. "This is the first major step in my journey and I couldn't be happier to see it realized." Cyprin is a creative person who loves taking care of pets and spending his time creating art of all kinds.

Cyprin's timeline

  • Award Granted

    September 13, 2023

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

    December 19, 2023

    Cyprin was seen by their HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,200 towards gender-affirming care.

TikTok-a-Thon grantee

About Testosterone+

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