UPDATE 27th March Further Information on Self-Injection Your hormone replacement therapy should not be interrupted during the COVID-19 crisis, and if you have any issues obtaining your medication or

UPDATE 27th March

Further Information on Self-Injection

Your hormone replacement therapy should not be interrupted during the COVID-19 crisis, and if you have any issues obtaining your medication or someone trained to help with your injection you should contact your GP or your prescriber if possible

If you are unable to find a nurse, doctor, or pharmacist who can help you with your usual injections due to COVID-19 and need to self inject without prior training, the National Gender Service has recommended the following resources to help you do this safely.

Sustanon: This video is a good demonstration on safe intramuscular (IM) injections. The ideal needle is 22G (blue), do not use smaller (yellow or orange) needles and the syringe should be 1ml or 2ml.

https://youtu.be/fMEZdNodGM0

Zoladex: NEVER inject Zoladex into a muscle. This is a difficult one to inject as it requires a bigger needle, and ideally should be done by someone who knows what they are doing. Here is some information on how to do it safely.

www.zoladexhcp.com/dosing-administration/

Nebido & Decapeptyl: Only inject into the buttocks by another person, trying to inject yourself can result in permanent nerve damage. Get another person to help, ideally a healthcare worker who is trained in the injection. For these injections you need to use 18G (green) needles and 5ml syringes. Note that syringe sizes for Decapeptyl may vary depending on how often you inject, so use the syringe that comes with your pack or ask a pharmacist.

Here is a video on how to locate the spot for injection:

https://youtu.be/c68pLxbqs_M

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