Is 'microdosing' an effective or recommended strategy for non-binary patients? For example, can an AFAB patient 'microdose' testosterone if the patient does not wish to fully transition to male?

There are no established professional guidelines or regimens for microdosing and research on the impact of smaller doses of hormones is not available. Having said that, many non-binary people opt for microdosing on their journey to exploring their gender. At GenderGP you are in charge of your gender journey, our role is to ensure your safety each step of the way. 

It is important to note that, even with microdosing, some effects of gender affirming hormones may be permanent, particularly with testosterone. These may include: facial hair growth, voice deepening, clitoral enlargement, and male-pattern baldness. The degree of each change depends on a complex interplay of genetics, environment, and hormone levels.

You can find more information about hormone use for non-binary people on our website.