Reflections on five years of testosterone therapy

Self-portraits of the author comparing one month vs five years on testosterone therapy.

Content note: Sexual and weight issues.

This week marked a significant milestone in my gender transition. Five years ago, January 3, 2014, I received my first injection of testosterone. While this date was not as important as my nameday, August 23, it was an important step toward reducing the gender dysphoria that stemmed from having a body…