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Trans Women Are Dealing With a Pharma Nightmare

A nationwide shortage of injectable estrogen has left thousands of transgender women without a medication that helps them physically transition—and that health experts have described as lifesaving. Injecting estrogen is one of the most popular methods for trans women to appear more feminine. The medication is crucial, health experts say, because a mismatch between a masculine body and a female gender identity can cause trans women to experience a medical condition called gender dysphoria—extreme distress that sometimes leads to attempts at self-mutilation and suicide.
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