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Meet Taylor

Taylor's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Taylor (he/she) shared, "I'm currently working part time at a veterinary clinic while tackling life’s challenges. Mental health, addiction, and disabilities are no obstacle with the help of access to gender-affirming support." Taylor describes herself as a kind, loyal, and goofy friend. He spends lots of time outdoors with Maggie, a German shepherd mix.

"The future holds unknowns for all of us," she said. "I am anxious and excited to start therapy to determine what steps are next! Feeling comfortable again is the goal!"

Taylor's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 22, 2022

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

    September 13, 2022

    Taylor was seen by her HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,700 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Estrogen+

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