The FOLX guide to safely and comfortably injecting hormones
Get comfortable, put on some good music, and follow along with these instructions.
You’re about to ace it. If you are new to HRT, you and your doctor can decide which method and frequency is best for you. Once you make that decision, the instructions are pretty much the same, except the size of the needle and the injection site will differ.
Want a video tutorial instead? Check out our step-by-step videos for intramuscular (IM) or subcutaneous (SubQ) injections.
Let’s get started.
Be sure to WASH. YOUR. HANDS. Cleanliness is important—no one wants an infection.
Congrats. Take a breath. You did it—and that was all you.
With the different routes and dosages of testosterone and estrogen, there are a lot of ways to find the one that fits best for each individual body. For existing FOLX members with questions about self-injecting, don't hesitate to schedule time with a clinician. And for those who’ve just got some more questions, read up on HRT here, and feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.