Hormones for transgender youth

I discuss hormones in general elsewhere, but this is about getting hormones and blockers as a minor. This can make a big difference, so figure out what’s right for you.

Even if you do not think you can start hormones yet, you should think about taking a hormone blocker to delay your puberty. Stopping the effects of hormones is one of the most important things you can do at your age. Try to find a way if at all possible.

What are hormones?

These drugs help your body develop to match your gender identity.

  • These drugs have been safely used for decades by transgender adults.
  • They are used for the same purpose in gender incongruent youth.

How to get them

The easiest and safest option is coming out to a supportive parent or guardian who will help. You will have to see a therapist and a doctor for a while before you are approved to take them.

I strongly urge you to take these steps with parental consent and with medical supervision. You may have a hard time finding a healthcare professional who will help you without parental consent. 

If you do not believe your parent or guardian will support you, there are other ways.

Disclaimer: This is medical talk, not medical advice. Some of this may not apply to you. It is presented without warranty. It may contain errors or omissions. You must do your own research.

Note: This page is for young people ages 13 and above.