How To Self-Inject HRT: Subcutaneous (SubQ)

Your simple visual video guide to subcutaneous (SubQ) HRT self-injection.

December 1, 2020
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For those starting, interested in, or just in need of a refresher, we've got a quick and visual guide to subcutaneous (SubQ) self-injection for testosterone and estrogen HRT (hormone replacement therapy, also known as GAHT or gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy). Check out our video on how to self-inject HRT below.

Remember, if using a 3mL versus a 1mL syringe, make sure to draw up the correct dosage.

Here's what it looks like, with the 3mL syringe on the left and the 1mL syringe on the right for each dose example. (The same dose looks a little different depending on which syringe size you're using for HRT injections.)

6 syringes as 3 dosage examples for HRT/GAHT injections.

If you have any questions, check our FAQs in the Help Center.

FOLX members can also sign up for one of our clinician-led injection trainings in the FOLX Community Platform.


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