Developing a Female Voice

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Taken from alt.transgendered news group

Nothing gets you read faster than a voice that doesn't match your appearance. Many gender folk dress up to the nines and look like goddesses... until they open their mouths. Suddenly, in spite of the grace and curves they turn into truck drivers ...

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Feminine Voice Techniques

Introduction

This document is a collection of practical suggestions and ideas for self-help in the feminisation of the voice, developed by a group of male-to-female transsexuals within the Looking Glass Society.

Neither hormones nor genital surgery will 'un-break' a male voice, and voice-changing surgery is widely regarded as inadvisable, in ...

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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

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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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