Hormones

Hormone Information Resources

General

A Guide to Hormone Therapy for Trans People
http://www.gires.org.uk/assets/DOH-Assets/pdf/doh-hormone-therapy.pdf
This guide from the Gender Identity Research and Education Society is a great primer on what hormones are and how they work in the body.

Estrogen

Transgender Care Medical Feminizing Program
http://www.transgendercare.com/medical/resources/tmf_program/
This online program guide contains a wealth of information about how hormonal processes work as well as extensive descriptions of various hormonal regimens. Note: this guide uses a lot of medical jargon.

Vancouver Coastal Health: Transgender Health Program
Hormones: A Guide for MTFs: http://transhealth.vch.ca/resources/library/tcpdocs/consumer/hormones-MTF.pdf

Puberty Blockers

How do puberty-suppressing drugs work?
Dream Online Magazine - Children's Hospital Boston
http://www.childrenshospital.org/dream/summer10/puberty-suppressing_drugs.html
This article answers many general questions.

Puberty Blocking & Hormone Therapy for Transgender Adolescents
TransActive
http://transactiveonline.org/community_education/TransActive%20OHSC%20Testimony.pdf
This report contains an overview of puberty blocking and hormone therapy as it related to trans youth. This report was used as testimony to demonstrate the medical need for hormone treatment of trans youth to be covered by health care providers.

Testosterone

FTM Testosterone Therapy Basics
Hudson's FTM Resource Guide
http://www.ftmguide.org/ttherapybasics.html
This guide provides an overview of what testosterone is, the kinds of changes it can cause in the body, and answers some questions.

Vancouver Coastal Health: Transgender Health Program
Hormones: A Guide for FTMs: http://transhealth.vch.ca/resources/library/tcpdocs/consumer/hormones-FTM.pdf

Endocrinologists

Capital Region

Erik Cohen, MD
The Endocrine Group
Albany: 1365 Washington Avenue, Suite 300
(518) 489-4704, ext. 176
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Rachel Hopkins, MD
Albany Medical Center, Endocrinology Group
Albany: 25 Hackett Boulevard MC - 141
(518) 262-5185

Dr. Matthew Leinung - Endocrinology
Albany Medical Center, Endocrinology Group
Albany: 25 Hackett Blvd. MC – 141
(518) 262-5185
Recommended as transgender friendly by TransgenderTherapist.com doctor list.

Central New York

Dr. Irene Sills - Pediatric Endocrinology
Joslin Diabetes Center & University Endocrinologists
Syracuse: 3229 E. Genesee St, Suite 1
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(315) 464-5726
Pediatric Endocrinologist (up to age 24), works with trans adolescents and children.

Amy Freeth, MD (Endocrinologist)
Bassett Healthcare
Cooperstown: 1 Atwell Road
(607) 547-3300
Recommended by SUNY College at Oneonta Transgender Resource Guide.

Dr. Rachel Hopkins - Pediatric Endocrinology
Joslin Diabetes Center & University Endocrinologists
Syracuse: 3229 E. Genesee St, Suite 1
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(315) 464-5726
Endocrinologist in Syracuse, recommended as trans-friendly by TransgenderTherapist.com and other Central NY trans resources.

Joseph M Hughes, MD (Endocrinologist)
Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown: 1 Atwell Road, (607) 547-3300
Cobleskill: 178 Grandview Drive, (518) 254-3317
Norwich: 55 Cavalry Drive, (607) 336-6362
Recommended by SUNY College at Oneonta Transgender Resource Guide.

Long Island

Edward Conlon Medical
http://www.condonmedical.com/
(631) 462-2200, (516) 487-0167
Great Neck: 833 Northern Boulevard
Commack: 6080 Jericho Turnpike
Medford: 1715 A North Ocean Avenue
Recommended by Long Island Crisis Center.

Western New York

Paresh Dandona, M.D.
Buffalo: 3 Gates Circle
(716) 626-7970
Works at Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of Western New York; transgender friendly and knowledgeable.

Howard Lippes, M.D.
Williamsville: 297 Spindrift Drive
(716) 635-0688
Transgender welcoming and knowledgeable endocrinologist.

Testosterone

Stroheckers Pharmacy (Oregon)
Portland, Oregon: 2855 SW Patton Road, Suite A
(877) 252-9393
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http://www.stroheckersrx.com/
Great resource, especially for individuals whose insurance does not cover testosterone. This pharmacy in Oregon compounds the testosterone on location, making it relatively inexpensive. They send a package that includes all injection supplies for around $55.

Estrogen

Blockers

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