If you inject testosterone, newer studies show that it's safer and just as effective to use subcutaneous injections than intramuscular. "Sub-Q" injection uses needles that are smaller (thinner *and* shorter), so there is less risk of scarring or abscess, or of hitting a nerve or vein. It distributes the medication through your body just as well as the older method.
Here are tutorial videos and print-outs on how to do either type of injection.
It's okay to take T by intramuscular or sub-Q injection. Either are okay. Those risks I mentioned are pretty low for intramuscular injection anyway, at least for the sites that are usable for self-injection.
The only really risky injection site for T also happens to be the most impractical to reach for *self-injection*. It's the dorsogluteal site, on the buttock muscle. There are safer and easier sites for self-injection, so just don't use that one.
@frameacloud thank you!
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