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Meet Tiffanie


Tiffanie's story

HRT Access Fund recipient

Tiffanie (she/her) was abandoned at a very young age and went through life feeling, lost, alone, and hurt. She has had very bad gender dysphoria and felt horrible inside and out. She says that her transition into womanhood is her first time using her voice and wants the world to see her as the woman she is. After experiencing rejection due to not being able to update her name and gender marker, Tiffanie is excited for this opportunity.

Tiffanie's timeline

  • Award Granted

    December 31, 2020

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

    January 3, 2021

    Tiffanie was seen by her HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,700 towards gender-affirming care.

About Estrogen+

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