by Emily Rendell-Watson
Originally published: July 20, 2017
When Valerie Keefe started hormone replacement therapy seven years ago, it took her close to a year to get the medication and move forward.
Today, she says it can take far longer to see a doctor for referrals and hormone medication.
"It's vulnerable people in a position of crisis while they are being forced to wait to prove that they are 'trans enough' to doctors that barely see them at all," said Keefe.
"Once you get your endocrinology sorted, and when you give the brain that something, it no longer feels that extreme stress."