I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for more information on TRT for women. I’m a 28 year old female training for Strongwoman and was recently diagnosed with low T (20-30 ng/dl). Thyroid, fsh, estrogen all fine. It’s been recommended that I begin TRT and after a lot of research, I think the cypionate injections would be my best bet as opposed to the pellets, creams, gels, etc. My main concern at this point is that we want to be able to start a family in the next 3-5 years and the doctor told me their protocol is to never administer T to women who want kids in the future since it is a category X drug and there’s a good chance it can lead to birth defects. Obviously, I know better than to continue with therapy once we decide we are ready for kids, but is there risk of defect and interruption of fetal development if I’ve been off of T for a few months prior to becoming pregnant?
As you might imagine, I’m a little more than bummed at the moment. Do I really have to live with the effects of low T for the next x-amount of years until after kids? It severely impacts my training and overall quality of life as well as my hunk’s. The half life of the cypionate is around 8 days… I can’t imagine that there would be a threat of birth defects if I’ve discontinued therapy prior to trying. Any insight, research or knowledge on this one would be greatly appreciated.