It is best to consult a physician to obtain hormones. Although hormones are available for purchase online, the FDA warns to never purchase them unless a prescription is required and a pharmacist is available for questions.
Hormone replacement therapy has traditionally been used as a medication to treat women in menopause that can no longer produce the hormones their body formerly produced, states WebMD. Some transgendered individuals are also turning to hormone replacement therapy to produce the sexual characteristics they desire.
There has been a surge of online pharmacies offering generic prescription drugs such as estrogen and progestin. According to WebMD, each person responds differently to hormones and the levels prescribed need to be evaluated on an individual basis. Some research shows hormones linked with breast cancer, stroke, heart attack and blood clots. Others studies have shown that taking estrogen might actually help improve heart health and prevent dementia.