HRT, or hormone replacement therapy, is a very exciting step for most transgender people. It’s often the first act of body modification, as it were, and short of surgery- is one of the most transformative steps for transgender people.
Trans-health.com, ran by Sherbourne Health Centre, has a series of DVDs that they give to patients to help them with many of the aspects of transition. This video shows, step-by-step, how to give yourself injections of your hormones.
The HRT Injection Video Guide
This is so important, given that most people have never had to give themselves a shot before- unless they are diabetic. So check out this video, and hopefully it can help you too.
Taking Care of Business: A DIY Guide to Self Injecting ‘T’ is an exciting and innovative one of a kind health teaching resource made by and for the trans communities. To date it has been well received by both the trans communities and health care providers. At Sherbourne Health Centre we regularly provide copies of the video to trans folks (including some trans women) who will be self-injecting hormones for the first time. It has also been an effective resource for friends/partners/lovers who administer hormone injections to people at home.
The DVD features a chapter selection menu so that individuals can easily review specific sections as well as a PDF injection guide. Although I am able to pass around copies of the DVD free of charge to individuals who need them and stop by the health centre, I am not always able to mail out copies to individuals that request them.
Due to popular demand, or rather geographically diverse needs, I have now posted Taking Care of Business on YouTube. I unfortunately had to edit it down a bit to meet their time restrictions and for all of you who participated in the project I have also edited out most of the credits.