Congratulations on beginning gender-affirming hormone therapy! Planned Parenthood North Central States is committed to ensuring you have the support and resources you need.
These videos are a guide to help you with administering intramuscular (IM) or subcutaneous (SQ) self-injections, created by our friends at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.
Once you have your prescription and injection supplies, you are welcome to come in for an injection training appointment. Bring your hormones and your supplies to the appointment.
Our staff will teach you how to self-inject and walk you through giving yourself your first injection. You will also receive an injection brochure with step-by-step instructions. Please keep in mind, Planned Parenthood cannot administer your hormones for you. We will instruct you on how to self-administer your shots.
Improper disposal of syringes, needles, and other sharp objects can pose a health risk. It can also damage the environment. Learn more about how to properly dispose of sharps here: http://safeneedledisposal.org