Transgender Nonprescribed Hormone Use and Self-Surguries — PubMed
An estimated 43.0% (95% confidence interval = 34.9, 51.5) of trans Ontarians were currently using hormones; of these, a quarter had ever obtained hormones from nonmedical sources (e.g., friend or relative, street or strangers, Internet pharmacy, herbals or supplements). Fourteen participants (6.4%; 95% confidence interval = 0.8, 9.0) reported currently taking nonprescribed hormones. Five indicated having performed or attempted surgical procedures on themselves (orchiectomy or mastectomy).
I want to read this article, but it seems like it’s not actually published yet, This abstract is a web pre-release. Still, interesting statistics of instances of self-medicating and attempted self-surgery (ouch!) in one particular trans population.
Have you, or would you, ever consider self-medicating or self-surgery?