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Meet Natasha

Natasha's story

HRT Access Fund recipient

Natasha

Natasha (she/her) is a 50-year-old trans woman that recent had her "ah ha" moment: the moment she knew she was not going to hide who she was meant to be any longer. "My happiness means everything to me," she shares. "Through HRT, my life will go through a complete 360. I can be truly happy, and not just have to pretend." Natasha is very active when it comes to helping others in the LGBTQ+ community find themselves and their voice.

Natasha's timeline

  • Award Granted

    September 20, 2023

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

    October 4, 2023

    Natasha was seen by her HRT/GaHT provider.
  • Update

    May 3, 2024

    Natasha shared, "I didn't quite think that I would be as comfortable as I am now. I can go out as myself and not really care what others think of me.

    Just knowing that I have everything I need at my fingertips to keep continuing on my journey towards happiness."

     

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Grant details

$1,700 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Estrogen+

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