Six months on testosterone, a hormone replacement therapy regimen I follow with an endocrinologist, had taken me from a slightly-above-average libido experienced by cisgender women in their early 30s, to a raging madness of thirst. Many transmasculine people report this when they start HRT. When I was pretending to be a woman, I was on estrogen-based birth control from 17 to
In transgender men, or trans masculine people FTMthe most common medication used for transition is testosterone. Administration of testosterone via transdermal, intramuscular, subcutaneous, or oral routes lowers serum estradiol levels, raises serum testosterone levels, and results in the development of typical male secondary sex characteristics. Irreversible changes include: deepening of the voice, increase in facial and body hair growth, clitoral enlargement clitoromegalyand thickened facial bone structure.
Transgender individuals experience incongruity between their sense of gender and their assigned sex at birth. Psychological distress resulting from this incongruity is known as gender dysphoria. Increasing numbers of transgender individuals are presenting for medical care, probably because of gradually increasing societal acceptance and awareness.
One of the most often cited reasons by medical providers for hesitation in providing hormone therapy to transgender individuals is the fear of harm. The review demonstrates that hormone therapy is relatively safe, at least as far as the modest literature out there can determine. Providers should be reassured that the harms that do exist are relatively rare and can often be avoided with conventional monitoring. The current literature suggests that transgender hormone therapy is safe for most situations and reasonable to monitor.
The amount of breast growth you can anticipate will vary greatly, just as it does with cisgender women. Cisgender is a term for those people whose gender assigned at birth matches their gender identity. The breast tissue growth usually takes two years to reach maximum size.
Members of the trans community, specifically those on hormone replacement therapy HRTcan face a number of skin-related challenges throughout their transitions. For instance, taking testosterone may lead to severe breakouts, while taking estrogen can potentially clear the skin. To learn about what happens to the skin during a transition, we spoke to dermatologists for the technical side of things, and three members of the trans community, including Emily, for some more personal insight.
This is also true when taking any kind of hormone. You don't always need the maximum dose and you certainly should not up your doses unless your doctor tells you to. Going on HRT is like that, times
Reuters Health - Hormones given to people to align their sex with their gender pose a significant risk of serious blood clots and stroke among transgender women, one of the largest studies of transgender patients has concluded. The risk of a dangerous type of blood clot, called a venous thromboembolism, nearly doubles for people transitioning from male to female compared to both non-transgender men and women, researchers reported in Annals of Internal Medicine. The risk seems to come from hormone therapy. Among transgender women who had started the therapy, the clot risk was five-fold higher after two years of follow-up compared to non-transgender men and three times higher compared to non-transgender women.
Understandably, the idea of having children may not seem like a priority. But for some transfeminine individuals, having a biological child becomes very important. Future partners and changes in life circumstances can change people's goals.