What different kinds of hormones are there?
We have pages with information about the most commonly used medications in hormone replacement therapy for people who are changing things about their body linked to gender:
- GnRH agonists (“blockers”) which block the effects of oestrogen and testosterone
- spironolactone and cyproterone help block the effects of testosterone but often have more side effects
- finasteride (a medication sometimes used to reduce some effects from testosterone)
- anastrozole (an oestrogen blocker not normally used in the UK)
How do I access medical support?
To get access to prescribed hormone treatments, you will need to use medical services. You can read information about using these services on our pages:
- Do I need a diagnosis?
- How to get a referral
- List of UK services
- First appointments
- Choosing a service
- Wait times
- Updating NHS records
Where can I get blood tests done?
You can read more about what blood tests you need, and you how you can arrange them if they are not being provided for you, on our blood testing page.
How do I self-inject?
If you want to inject a medication yourself, rather than a medical practitioner doing it for you, you can read about how to do this safely on our self-injection page.
Where can I find out more?
You can find more PDFs and websites about hormone treatment in the Hormones section on genderarchive.org.uk.
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