The androgen hormone, testosterone, is the single most effective treatment prescribed to a man identified ‘female’ at birth, to introduce natural, physical male secondary sexual characteristics into his body. In Australia, testosterone therapy is usually given by intramuscular injections.
On average, the starting dose is between 100-250mg once every 21 days (3 weeks). This usually gradually rises to 200-250 mg/every 14 days (fortnight). Most people need about 200-250/mg every 14-21 days.
If you feel uncomfortable with any changes or effects that happen or you’re unhappy with the dose or the medication, discuss this with your doctor immediately. Always stay on the dose prescribed by your doctor. Repeatedly stopping and starting testosterone will affect your long-term physical and mental health.