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TIf it's your intention to begin taking masculinising hormone therapy, then this hormone page is for you! Everything you need to know about the masculinising hormone known as testosterone, safety guidelines for injecting testosterone and anything to look out for like adverse side effects, Testosterone's interaction with other drugs and associated risks like Osteoporosis, you'll find it all here.

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HORMONES & OTHER DRUGS

Article appeared in Polare 7, May 1995

It is wise to be aware of the drug-drug interactions that take place within the bodywhen we take extraneous hormones and perhaps other drugs like alcohol, amphetamines, opiates and marijuana. We need to have information to allow us to make more informed choices ...

A REFERENCE GUIDE TO SELF-INJECTION IN 25 EASY STEPS.

Article appeared in Polare 95, April 2013

Everything the transman needs to know in twenty-five easy steps, from washing your hands before starting, to disposing of your needle properly in a sharps container, by Michael Munson,C.E.O. of FORGE ...

FLOODING THE BRAIN WITH NOREPINEPHRINE

Article appeared in Polare 9, October 1995

Bill Robertson explains that due to the potential of withdrawal symptoms developing following hormone cessation, one should seriously consider all aspects of the decision including the possibility of a reduction regime ...

SOME TIPS FOR INJECTING INTRAMUSCULARLY OR INTRAVENOUSLY

Article appeared in Polare 70, January 2007

The hormone treatments that are designed to be injected usually come in an oily solution and because they need to be absorbed into the body slowly, they should be injected intramuscularly (directly into a muscle) most commonly into either the buttocks or the thighs ...

AN EXPLANATION OF THE STEPS INVOLVED

Article appeared in Polare 70, January 2007

This article from the Pharma-Europe website explains the various steps that are involved when injecting hormone treatment intra-muscularly including the preparation and initial steps, selecting the site and how to inject safely into the buttock, hip and leg ... 

INTRODUCING REANDRONĀ® 1000

Article appeared in Polare 68, July 2006

Anew long acting form of injectable testosterone has been approved in Australia under the name Reandron 1000. Reandron contains 1000mg of testosterone undecanoate that means individuals drastically reduce the number of injections to approximately four per year ... 

ONCE IT HAS TAKEN HOLD, THERE IS NO CURE

Article appeared in Polare 12, April 1996

Osteoporosis is a bone mass loss caused by a hormone shortage. F.T.M. a most at risk are those transsexuals who commenced oral therapy, rather than beginning with intramuscular forms of therapy ...

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO AVOID INFECTION

Article appeared in Polare 45, April 2002

This article provides important informationthat people injecting hormones need to know including where to inject, what to use and how to avoid infections however if you are contemplating self-administering please consult your physician first to ensure your safety ... 

F.T.M. ADOLESCENCE

Article appeared in Polare 96, July 2013

Everyone's sex drive is different, every transman's experience with testosterone in relation to their sex-drive is different, however, as Matt Kailey explains, there were many things that took him by surprise while undergoing his male adolescence ... 

THE TRANSGENDERED PERSON IS THE TRUE SEX AND GENDER ADVENTURER

Article appeared in Polare 35, February 2000

When the transgendered person requests hormones, providing there are no serious medical contraindications, they should be allowed to legally imbibe those hormones without any moral, fanatical or religious-based judgement from others, including the medical establishment ...

THERE'S NO TELLING WHAT YOU'LL GET!

Article appeared in Polare 45, April 2002

Buying testosterone from the black market, especially from body builders is incredibly risky. Counterfeit androgens are a hugely profitable business, there is absolutely no telling what you will get, if it will contain what it says, or even if it is sanitary or sterile ...

 
 
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