Hormone Therapy for Transgender People

Transgender hormone therapy is the process of administering masculinizing or feminizing hormones to individuals who desire a transition or change from their sex assigned at birth. Whereas some individuals desire maximum feminization or masculinization from hormone therapy, others want to relieve or minimize some of their secondary characteristics in order to achieve a more androgynous presentation. Not only is hormone therapy a method of inducing physical changes in an individual, but it is often a necessity for gender affirmation and improved quality of life for many individuals on the trans spectrum.

Due to fear of being shamed for their gender identity or because of the cost, some individuals do not seek hormone therapy from professional health care practitioners but through unsafe or illegal methods. Many ...

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