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Hormone Therapy for Cisgender Men and Women

Physicians prescribe hormone therapy for females who have had their ovaries removed, stopped having periods at a young age, or are currently menopausal. Women who are menopausal typically experience hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, vaginal dryness, and the need to urinate more often. Males typically receive hormone therapy to treat low testosterone levels; however, recent research has led to hormone therapy being used to treat men with prostate cancer. This entry explains the psychological impact of hormone therapy for cisgender men and women (i.e., men and women who identify with their birth sex) by comparing the biochemical effects of hormone therapy on male and female patients and by noting key similarities and differences.

This entry begins with an overview of hormone therapy’s potential psychological impact by ...

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