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Breakout Session 1c

“Prescribing Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy: The Basics” by Jane Balbo, DO, MHA

Jane Balbo, DO, is an osteopathic family physician and an assistant professor of family medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Her clinical practice is OhioHealth Campus Care at Ohio University, OU’s student health center, and she is co-medical director there. She strives to provide appropriate and competent care to transgender and gender diverse patients in her practice, and to teach medical students and fellow medical providers how to incorporate this care into their practices.

Brief Description:

This session is geared towards medical providers who want to prescribe gender-affirming hormone therapy to their transgender and gender-diverse patients, but are not sure where to start. Dr. Balbo will review user-friendly resources that provide evidence-based regimens for prescribing and monitoring gender-affirming hormone therapy; discuss basic hormone therapy regimens; and describe how to prescribe supplies needed for some of the hormone regimens.



1) Identify resources for prescribing and monitoring hormone therapy
2) Describe masculinizing and feminizing regimens of hormone therapy
3) Describe supplies needed for some regimens of hormone therapy


Presentation Slides:

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