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.
It's feared some women will turn to the black market to get hormone treatments.
HRC is deeply concerned about the potential impact of a shortage of injectable estrogen on transgender women and others who utilize the drug. This shortage exist for both Delestrogen and its generic counterpart estradiol valerate. B...
Bamby Salcedo describes the past month of her life in one word: “devastation.” It was late August when the activist and community organizer first learned about the ongoing injectable estrogen shortage in the United States, which has...
18 months ago, injectable estrogen at the 40 mg dosage—the highest dosage and the most frequently prescribed to trans women—went on shortage and never returned to market.