I had great hope for implants (Testopel in my case) for all the reasons you mention, but suffered such prolonged, severe pain after the first procedure that I was not willing to get them again. I switched to gel (Androgel), but then began menstruating again after nearly four period-free years, which was very distressing. I went back to injections (now done at the doctor’s office) and am not happy about it; we’re still trying to find the right dosage to prevent menstruation while keeping my hormones at a reasonable level. Very grateful I have insurance coverage (through my partner’s employer), but it has not been a fun ride.

Written by

Queer agender trans male. Black vegan atheist, photographer, blogger. Pronouns: they/them/their. http://funcrunch.org, https://www.patreon.com/funcrunch

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store