***Important advice for service users who are prescribed Tostran 2% gel. If you are using Tostran gel, please read the information and follow the instructions.***
Transition can take many forms – it could include changing your name, taking medication or having surgery. There’s no right way to transition and navigating the options available can take time and consideration to figure out what’s best for you.
For some people, taking hormones can help align physical characteristics to the gender that they feel most comfortable with. If you want to access hormones, Indigo Gender Service can help you with this. We will provide you with information about hormones including possible risks and side effects of treatments.
If you are interested in taking hormones, Indigo can help from as early as your second appointment. To access hormones via Indigo you need to:
- be diagnosed with gender incongruence at your second appointment;
- feel confident that you understand the possible risks and side effects;
- feel ready to start hormones;
- be considered medically safe to undertake hormones.
If hormone therapy is a route you'd like to take, we will provide your GP with all the information they need to be able to safely prescribe and monitor your hormone treatment.
As is the case with all the current GICs, Indigo will ask your own GP to prescribe hormone therapy. We have a lot of experience in helping GPs support trans and non-binary people, plus we're connected to a network of GPs who are LGBT-friendly. Whatever route you choose to take, we’ll do our very best to support you.