When I decided to transition, I did not really know what was expecting me. It is hard β€” very hard. Personally, I was fully packed with joy at first, finally being able to become who I had been dreaming of for so long. I genuinely believed it would have been quite straightforward; instead, once I started going to the doctor and asking for referrals, drugs, or any kind of assistance, all I was told was to wait and that maybe it was not actually what I wanted but only a craze.

Long story short, I found myself importing prescription-only medications without any sort of…