Medical transition is a process in which someone changes their body to better reflect their gender. Common forms of medical transition include hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and a variety of gender-affirming surgeries. Medical transition is less common than social transition as it is often more expensive, less reversible, and difficult to access. Medical transition looks different for everyone and is not a requirement to identify as trans*. There are many ways to medically transition and all are valid. In fact, many trans* people don’t seek medical transition at all. Explore this section to learn about what steps to take to acquire gender-affirming medical care at UCSB!