A Guide To Hormone Therapy For Trans People

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This booklet has been produced by a team that includes doctors and trans people to help you understand and answer some of your questions about hormone treatment for trans people. If you are thinking about starting hormone therapy, you may find it helpful to share the information in this booklet …

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Survival guide to the Christmas party season

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The Christmas party season is upon us and while extroverts and outgoing people love the glitzy social whirl, others are filled with panic or dread at the thought of having to meet and converse with a room full of strangers.

But the good news is, however shy you are there …

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Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons

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The aim was to formulate practice guidelines for endocrine treatment of transsexual persons by medical practitioners, endocrinologists, surgeons, psychiatrists, and General Practitioners. This is the current version even though it is dated 2009.

First published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, September 2009, 94(9): 3132–3154

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Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons - A Patient’s Guide

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In 1923, the term transsexual was first used to describe persons who felt profound discomfort with their biological sex. Today, medical treatment, sometimes together with surgery, allows transsexual persons to make a male-to-female (MTF) or female-to-male (FTM) transition and to live a gender-appropriate life.

This is the patient guide that …

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Largest Study to Date: Transgender Hormone Treatment Safe

Cross-sex hormone treatment of transgender adults leads to very few long-term side effects, according to the authors of the largest study to date to examine this issue.

More than 2000 patients from 15 US and European centers participated in the retrospective study, called "Comorbidity and Side Effects of Cross-Sex Hormone …

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Staying Sane and Whole While in Transition

Tripping the Light Fantastic: Staying Sane and Whole While in Transition

by Dallas Denny

Sex reassignment is one of the most radical and disruptive things that an individual can do. It strains and often severs social relationships, imposes economic hardships, involves a good deal of physical pain and a great …

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Caring and transgender people

Transgender or "trans" are terms used to describe people who don't conform to the traditional genders of male or female.

"Trans" can include cross-dressers, people who wear a mix of clothing, people with a dual or no gender identity, and transsexual people.

Practicalities for trans carers or carers of trans …

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Post-op Care

This file is a transcription of a patient instruction sheet that was distributed by Dr. Michel Seghers of Belgium. It would be typically given out to SRS patients as guidance for follow-up care. It contains specific information about dilation and appears to be of a generic nature based on the …

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Coming out for transgender people

Coming out can be a difficult process. Many transgender people worry about how other people will react and how they'll treat them once they find out.

For many people, coming out means that they can be honest about how they feel and not hide that part of themselves.

Realising that …

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Hormone therapy associated with MI in male-to-female transsexuals

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Copenhagen, Denmark - New data from a large gender-identity unit have shown that hormone therapy taken by transsexuals is associated with a higher cardiovascular mortality rate among transsexual women (male to female [M2F]) but not men (female to male [F2M]) 1. Both, however, had a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes …

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Mental wellbeing and trans people

Transgender people are more likely to experience mental distress due to the social disapproval and discrimination that they encounter.

Research in the areas of employment, health provision, social exclusion and hate crime indicates that transgender or trans people (people who don't conform to the traditional division of male and female …

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Transgender death and bereavement

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The law forbids the sharing of information about trans people without their express consent. This may create difficulties obtaining the details of a trans person, and keeping the details secure, if they or a family member has died.

1 Bereavement

A bereavement is a traumatic process for anyone, but as …

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Effects of Estrogen Treatment on Sexual Behavior in Male-to-Female Transsexuals: Experimental and Clinical Observations

Published

Arch Sex Behav. 1985 Feb;14(1):29-40.

Abstract

The effects of oral estrogen treatment on sexual physiology and behavior were examined in seven presurgical male-to-female transsexuals engaged in cross-living. Subjects were studied prior to hormone treatment, during long-term hormone treatment, and during an experimental double-blind period in which …

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Twenty five year follow-up for breast cancer incidence and mortality of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study: randomised screening trial

Abstract

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British Medical Journal, February, 2014.

Objective

To compare breast cancer incidence and mortality up to 25 years in women aged 40-59 who did or did not undergo mammography screening.

Design

Follow-up of randomised screening trial by centre coordinators, the study’s central office, and linkage to cancer registries …

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Endocrine and clinical effects of micronized estradiol administered vaginally or orally - [2001]

OBJECTIVE

To determine the impact of the vaginal route of micronized estradiol (E(2)) administration upon hepatic globulin and lipid production and upon the outcome of oocyte donation cycles in which the recipients received E(2) via this route.

DESIGN

Series report.

SETTING

University-based assisted reproduction techniques (ART) program.

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Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer

Abstract

The concern that postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may cause cancer of the breast has generated much research in epidemiology, endocrinology, and tumor cell biology. The recognition that naturally occurring 17beta-estradiol is a weak genotoxic and mutagenic carcinogen provides a plausible background for the association of breast cancer with …

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Vaginoplasty - SRS/GRS

What is Vaginoplasty?

Vaginoplasty is a major surgical procedure used to create a (neo-)vagina where either one didn't exist before (such as in the case of male to female (MTF) sexual or gender reassignment patients) or, when absolutely necessary as an adjunct to vaginal agenesis or vaginal stenosis therapy …

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Breaking news of death to relatives

Abstract

Breaking news of death can have a significant impact on bereaved relatives if it is not carried out appropriately. This article explores best practice on breaking news of death, and discusses why it is so important for nurses to get it right.

Breaking news of death to relatives is …

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WLMHT Gender Identity Clinic (Gic) Myths

The WLMHT ('Charing Cross') Gender Identity Clinic has existed in one form or another since the early 1960s, and clinical practice is constantly evolving. It is perhaps inevitable that, in that time, a number of false beliefs and misconceptions have arisen.

Not all these beliefs are 'myths' in the sense …

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Do cranberries help prevent urinary tract infections?

Cranberries are widely used in the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and for those at risk of such infections. With the growing resistance to antibiotics, cranberries can be viewed as a useful non-pharmaceutical remedy (Lavender, 2000). The initial studies that looked at the effects of cranberries on …

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Antidepressants

Why have I been prescribed antidepressants?

You have been prescribed antidepressants because you have been diagnosed with depression. Depression is much understood by the public, yet it affects many people of all ages. It is estimated that one in five people will experience depression at some point in their lives …

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A follow-up study for estimating the effectiveness of a cross-gender hormone substitution therapy on transsexual patients

© Archives of Sexual Behavior : 10/1998

Authors - Schlatterer, Kathrin; Yassouridis, Alexander; Werder, Klaus von; Poland, Dorette; Kemper, Johannes; Stalla, Gunter K.

Introduction

Gender dysphoric disorders have been known from antiquity onward across national and cultural boundaries. They have been described in classic literature from Heroditus to Shakespeare (Pauly, 1965; Green …

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Changing the Vocal Characteristics of a Postoperative Transsexual Patient: A Longitudinal Study.

Abstract

by Kay H. Mount and Shirley J. Salmon

Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

The vocal characteristics of a 63-year-old individual who underwent male-to-female sex reassignment surgery were evaluated. Treatment was designed to alter inappropriate male voice characteristics. Speech goals were to

  • encourage …
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Ensuring that having a vasectomy is an informed decision

Vasectomy or male sterilisation is the surgical operation of severing or electrocoagulation (Marie Stopes method) of the two ducts (vas deferens) that connect the testes to the seminal vesicles and urethra. The operation can be performed under either a local or a general anaesthetic. The procedure is quick and easy …

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Selected References: Speech Therapy and the Transsexual Voice

With abstracts and commentary by Dr. Anne Lawrence

  1. Wolfe V, Ratusnik D, Smith F, Northrop G (1990) Intonation and Fundamental Frequency in Male-to-Female Transsexuals. J Speech Hearing Disord 55: 43-50.20 male-to-female transsexuals produced speech recordings for acoustic analysis and listener evaluation. Listeners identified 9 of the speakers as female …
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Sex Differences In The Brain

Abstract

Men and women display patterns of behavioral and cognitive differences that reflect varying hormonal influences on brain development.

Author

Doreen Kimura

Men and women differ not only in their physical attributes and reproductive function but also in many other characteristics, including the way they solve intellectual problems. For the …

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Transsexualism, medicine and law

The Council of Europe - 23rd Colloquy on European Law - 14-16 April, 1993.

Transsexualism, medicine and law

Closing speech by Professor L.J.G. Gooren, University Hospital, Amsterdam.

The transcript of this speech (delivered to an international audience of government representatives, lawyers, doctors and transsexuals at the end of the three …

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Vitamins - how much do we need?

Our understanding of vitamins has come a long way in the two centuries since an English naval doctor showed that adding citrus fruit to sailor's diets could prevent scurvy.

What are vitamins?

The word vitamin is derived from the term 'vital amine', given to vitamins by the scientists who discovered …

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Who needs vitamin and mineral supplements?

Summary

The use of vitamin and mineral supplements is growing rapidly. This article describes the effects of common supplements and asserts that for most people they are an unnecessary waste of money. However, they can be a useful adjunct to the diet for certain vulnerable groups.

Dietary supplements are big …

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Zen And The Art Of Post-Operative Maintenance

So, you are planning your surgery. You have your reservations, your tickets, your suitcase, etc, etc. But what about when you get home? This information was gathered primarily to help get you through the rough times after surgery. What you are going through will not be easy, but you have …

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Genetics; testing times ahead?

Genetics have been hitting the headlines in 2000 with news that insurance companies are likely to be given rights to ask prospective clients about genetic tests, and in February 2001 revealing findings about the human genetic map.

Doctors and scientists believe genetics - testing and altering genes - creates huge medical possibilities …

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Healthcare for Lesbians: attitudes and experiences

Introduction

This article reviews the literature relating to healthcare provision for lesbians. The author discusses the attitudes of healthcare providers to this client group and the experiences of these women in a prejudiced healthcare system.

by Doreen Kimura.

The incidence of homosexuality in women has been reported to be from …

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Herbs of Special Interest to Women

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Abstract

Objective

To review the efficacy and safety of specific herbal medications that have been used traditionally to treat common conditions in women.

Data Sources

Current literature, with emphasis on more rigorously controlled studies.

Data Synthesis

Herbal medicines have long been used in traditional healing systems to treat conditions of …

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Homophobia and Nursing Care

Introduction

Homophobia, according to Blumenfield (1992) is both the belief that heterosexuality is or should be the only acceptable sexual orientation and the fear and hatred of those who are sexually attracted to those of the same sex. This definition forms the basis for this article, which explores whether living …

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Hormonal Involvement in Brain Functions

THYROID HORMONE

Hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone, TH) is a condition that causes a decline in metabolic function that slows arterial blood flow and impedes the delivery of key nutrients and oxygen to the brain. As a result, the person both thinks and moves more slowly. If not treated in time …

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Hormonal Sex Reassignment

Abstract

The author reviews the relevant current literature on the subject. He goes on to outline detailed treatment recommendations for MTFs with estrogens and antiandrogens. He highlights side effects and complications such as venous thrombosis, breast cancer in individuals with a predisposing family history and the rare incidence of prolactin …

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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Introduction

There are almost ten million menopausal women in the UK today, of whom 80 per cent will suffer from climacteric symptoms. Less than a quarter of these women, however, seek help. Unfortunately, of those who do seek medical advice, many have their questions or problems unresolved either due to …

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