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Meet Marshall

Marshall's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Marshall (they/he) is a 20-year-old trans masculine person seeking HRT. Because they live in a conservative state, it was incredibly difficult to find a provider that would prescribe HRT, and insurance plans in the state don’t cover trans healthcare.

"I'm excited to alleviate my dysphoria through hormone replacement therapy," Marshall shares. "Receiving this grant will allow me to live as my true self." Marshall is an active member of their community, serving as a mentor to younger LGBTQ+ students at their university.

Marshall's timeline

  • Award Granted

    September 13, 2023

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

    September 27, 2023

    Marshall was seen by their HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,200 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Testosterone+

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