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Voice Training

Binary trans people (trans men, trans women) frequently request voice training from speech–language pathologists (SLPs). Achieving an authentic vocal presentation congruent with their desired gender presentation is often central to their psychosocial well-being and quality of life. In turn, having those they interact with attribute their gender in line with their desired gender, and vocal presentation is also important to their life satisfaction, mental health, and personal safety. Nonbinary trans people also seek voice training, although not to the same extent as binary trans individuals.

SLP literature on the voices of trans women has increased dramatically since the first publications on voice and voice training for these women in the late 1970s, albeit with most of this growth taking place since the late 1990s. This ...

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