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Meet Oliver

Oliver's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Oliver (he/him) is a 19-year-old trans man. He has been attempting to save money for a year for HRT, but paying for college and helping out his family financially has left little money for proper care. He is looking forward to the day he can finally start his transition and live happily in his body.

Oliver will be a freshman in college in the upcoming year. He’s had a huge love of cartoons from a young age, and hopes to get his degree in animation to tell his own stories. He’s most excited to join male-oriented clubs, like the men’s choir or sports teams at his school.

Oliver's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 22, 2022

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

    September 9, 2022

    Oliver was seen by his 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 Oliver'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.