An intramuscular injection is a technique used to deliver a medication deep into the muscles. Use your thumb and index finger to stretch the skin on either side of the injection site. While holding your skin firm, insert the needle into the muscle at a 90º angle with a quick, firm thrust. Watch the video for details.
With subcutaneous injection, a short needle is used to inject a drug into the tissue layer between the skin and the muscle (known as subcutaneous tissue). Pinch an inch of skin and insert the needle at a 90º angle. If you cannot pinch at least 1 inch of tissue, you may need to use a 45º angle to stay within the subcutaneous tissue (and above the muscle layer). Watch the video for details.
Transfeminine Science contains articles by different writers on the subject of transfeminine hormone therapy. Transfeminine Science is written by transgender people, for transgender people—and for their medical providers.
Developed by University of California San Francisco (UCSF), these guidelines aim to address healthcare disparities by equipping primary care providers and health systems with the tools and knowledge to meet the healthcare needs of their transgender and gender nonconforming patients.
An annual deductible is a specific amount of money that you, as the holder of a health insurance policy, need to pay out-of-pocket for healthcare services each year before your health insurance starts to cover the costs. Watch this video to learn more.
Informed consent is the process in which a healthcare provider educates a patient about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a given procedure or intervention. The patient must be competent to make a voluntary decision about whether to undergo the procedure or intervention.
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