Shortage of estrogen drugs in US worries trans women: 'It's my peace of mind'

The two most popular injectables used to transition are disappearing from shelves as one awaits re-approval by the FDA, but other factors remain murky

The voice on the other the end of the phone had an air of panic. It was one of Dr Carolyn Wolf-Gould’s trans patients, calling about the hormone injections she uses every two weeks to help her body become more feminine.

Only this week, the woman said, there had been no refills: “The pharmacist said something about a national shortage.”

What I associate with the shots more than anything is, I finally can see myself when I look in the mirror

Related: What rights do transgender people have to change their names?

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