Microdosing Testosterone Can Completely Change Non-Binary Lives
"I knew I was non-binary, but I was afraid to tell my doctor I didn't want to fully transition from female to male. I thought finding an in-between wasn't allowed."
Photo courtesy Alyza Enriquez.
The last time Alyza Enriquez took testosterone was about a year ago. Their dosage was 20 mg every two weeks—which is far lower than the typical dosage for someone looking to fully transition from female to male. Alyza is non-binary, and they're uninterested in a hard-and-fast transition based on normative physical criteria. They’re going for something somewhere in between, and it’s been a journey to learn that that is valid and possible.
The results of taking low doses of T—or “microdosing” as Alyza calls it—has resulted in subtle physical changes for them. But as Alyza explains in their recent personal essay for Broadly, the most important change was feeling more at home in their body. So on this episode of The VICE Guide To Right Now Podcast, we speak with Alyza Enriquez about their experience microdosing testosterone.
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