• Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Clean injection site skin by wiping outward concentric circles with an alcohol wipe.
  • Wipe top of vial with alcohol pad and remove syringe with needle attached to it out of packaging.
  • Pull plunger back, filling it with the same amount of air as the amount of hormones you want to inject ( e.g. 0.5, 0.25, 1mL, etc.). Insert the needle into hormones vial, and push air out of the syringe.
  • Pull plunger back to desired amount, filling with liquid. Then pull needle out of vial. Pull back plunger a little to get extra liquid out of the needle.
  • Switch to smaller gauge needle, making sure the needle is attached tightly. (Higher number= smaller needle thickness or gauge).
  • Push plunger in until a small bead of liquid is released from tip of needle. This will ensure no air is left in the syringe (which can seriously harm you if you inject it).
  • Insert needle, bevel up, into the skin and push plunger down slowly:
    • For Intramuscular injection: Insert deep into muscle at a 90 degree angle. (Do not pinch skin.)
    • For Subcutaneous injection: Pinch skin together and insert needle into fatty layer of skin at a 45 degree angle.
  • Pull syringe out and dispose in sharps container (or detergent bottle or coffee can, if you do not have access to a medical sharps container).

Preferred Self-Injection sites:
IM (deep Muscle): Thigh
SubQ (fatty tissue): Abdomen

  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Clean injection site skin by wiping outward concentric circles with an alcohol wipe.
  • Wipe top of vial with alcohol pad and remove syringe with needle attached to it out of packaging.
  • Pull plunger back, filling it with the same amount of air as the amount of hormones you want to inject ( e.g. 0.5, 0.25, 1mL, etc.). Insert the needle into hormones vial, and push air out of the syringe.
  • Pull plunger back to desired amount, filling with liquid. Then pull needle out of vial. Pull back plunger a little to get extra liquid out of the needle.
  • Switch to smaller gauge needle, making sure the needle is attached tightly. (Higher number= smaller needle thickness or gauge).
  • Push plunger in until a small bead of liquid is released from tip of needle. This will ensure no air is left in the syringe (which can seriously harm you if you inject it).
  • Insert needle, bevel up, into the skin and push plunger down slowly:
    • For Intramuscular injection: Insert deep into muscle at a 90 degree angle. (Do not pinch skin.)
    • For Subcutaneous injection: Pinch skin together and insert needle into fatty layer of skin at a 45 degree angle.
  • Pull syringe out and dispose in sharps container (or detergent bottle or coffee can, if you do not have access to a medical sharps container).

Preferred Self-Injection sites:
IM (deep Muscle): Thigh
SubQ (fatty tissue): Abdomen