Boy juice

A trans male history of blood, hormones, and the U.S. medical establishment

Self-portrait of the author inspecting a vial of testosterone on the day before their first injection, January 2014.

Content note: Medical issues, including blood and needles.

Home this morning from my biweekly testosterone injection at the doctor’s office, I shift uncomfortably in my desk chair. A circular Tweety Bird bandage adorns my right butt cheek. “You did great. Do something nice for yourself today,”…