Hormone replacement therapy (female-to-male)For transgendered individuals, the start of hormone therapy can be exciting and anxiety-provoking. Because a trans man's genetic gender does not match his brain gender, testosterone therapy is administered to help masculinize his body. When a man born female begins taking testosterone, he goes through something similar to male puberty. According to effcts Transgender Health Program ftm testosterone side effects Monociclo de winstrol inyectable Coastal Health, the method by which testosterone is administered testosteronne affect the rapidity and extent of biological change. Delivery can be intramuscular, or injected; transdermal, or delivered by patch or cream; or oral, taken in pill form. Transdermal administration produces the same degree of masculinization as injection, but may take longer to stop menstrual periods and stimulate growth of facial and body hair. Testosterone taken orally may dffects be fully effective in stopping menstruation.
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I'm aware of the fat redistribution, voice changing, hair growth, etc--sort of the assumed changes I'm getting a lot of mixed reviews on it from my own research and if there's a website I can look at that would be very helpful! I'd like to look at the pros and cons of it too, so anyone wanting to share their own expieriences, that would be nice as well. Any advice or links? Here is the informed consent form the clinic near me has people fill out before starting T.
It's a good checklist of health effects that providers want to be acknowledged when operating on an informed consent model. If you're more specific it would be helpful. A lot of what are talked about as "side effects" are really just Testosterone does some things.
Those are the things it does. There isn't really a main course and then some sides. There's always the chance you'll go bald on T. That's because it plays a part in hair loss alongside your genetics. But that's not necessarily a side effect any more than expected voice deepening is. And in terms of "negative" - relativity as to what you're talking about is really helpful here. For example, you may be at higher risk of heart disease on T than you were before.
But most cis men are at higher risk of heart disease than most cis women anyway, because testosterone affects your blood cells. Pros of testosterone therapy: You will go through puberty experiencing changes in secondary sex characteristics associated with maleness.
If you need someone to talk to I'm totally open to DMing or skype or anything. Id encourage you to read around though. And search on this sub, it's a goldmine of personal stories. Here's a great resource from Vancouver Coastal Health that pretty extensively details the different possible effects. I also recommend looking through the ftm livejournal community that is linked in the sidebar, they have pretty extensive tags and a ton of people posting about their personal experiences if you want a better idea of how indvidual people react.
One thing to keep in mind about getting "mixed reviews" is that everyone will react differently and is looking to get different things out of taking T, depending on what they want the most.
Just keep in mind that you can't pick and choose which effects you get and how fast they come. Most of the associated negative issues are due to the fact that people who run on testosterone have higher risks for certain medical issues than those who don't. There's not a ton of long term research about hormone replacement therapy yet so it hasn't actually been proven whether a trans person taking T is at a higher risk, the same risk, etc. I asked my endocrinologist about this and he said that unless there's a history of endometrial or cervical cancer in the immediate family, and as long as I'm getting screened regularly and getting all-clear, there's no real need for a hysto purely because you're on T long-term.
But even that recommendation to people with history of those cancers in their family history is based on speculation, AFAIK there are no long-term studies of the reproductive health of assigned female people who take testosterone, because it hasn't been condoned by the medical system for long enough for such studies to exist. I think it's really important for people who take hormones to know that - while doctors make recommendations that are based on knowledge that already exists, there isn't much long term research about trans people who take HRT specifically.
This isn't to scare anyone off, but it's important to know that there are still things we don't know so that people can make informed decisions I still decided to go for it in the end, for example, and I am very happy I did, so obviously I'm not telling people they shouldn't do that.
Yes, true, I think that is why my doc said that "wait and see" was acceptable, if I wanted to do that. I'm not particularly dysphoric about what's on the inside and I am so close to menopause age anyway that a voluntary hysto seems un-necessary to me.
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It's helpful to see the effects and risks from a medical POV. Thank you for the info and wisdom! Also search this sub. This question is asked at least once a week.