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Brief Published: 23 Oct 2020

New Healthcare App Collaboration Helps People Transition


Plume, a leading health-tech provider for the transgender community, has launched a collaboration with transitioning app Solace to provide a bespoke virtual guided experience for people seeking gender affirmation hormone therapy (GAHT). 

Launched in 2019, Denver-based start-up Plume helps people on their transitioning journey by providing safe and secure healthcare via an app interface. For $99/month, users have access to specialist medical professionals who arrange initial assessments, create individual health plans (with integrated lab-monitoring) and prepare GAHT treatment plans – all in line with the user’s specific transitioning goals. 

In September, Plume became the preferred provider of GAHT for 2019-founded transitioning app Solace. The app provides credible information and advice for people on their transitioning journey, empowering them to devise a custom path to gender identity affirmation via legal, medical and lifestyle goals. As of the collaboration with Plume, users can now also access medical treatment in-app, helping to smooth and centralise their transition process. Solace’s co-founder Robbi Katherine Anthony was named our Look Ahead 2021 Inclusivity Outlook Technology Industry Insider for creating a much-needed tech-led service for the trans community.

A recent youth mental health survey by US LQBTQ charity The Trevor Project found that over 75% of transgender respondents reported experiencing generalised anxiety symptoms and over 50% had considered suicide in the last year – see our post on The Brief about the survey. These findings demonstrate the urgent support, like Plume and Solace offer, that transgender people need – and the tech industry can provide.