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What You Can Expect From Hormone Therapy

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 20 March 2017

Undergoing an FTM procedure is typically the first consideration when deciding how to align your body with the gender you identify with. But it’s not the only option available to you. Hormone therapy is an additional step that allows your body to develop masculine characteristics. The following will help you understand what you can expect from hormone therapy. How Hormone Therapy Works Hormones are chemical messengers that influence the development of your body on a cellular level. Hormone therapy increases the level of testosterone in your system while decreasing estrogen levels. Hormones are typically administered by injection, skin patch, or gel. You should talk to your doctor to determine which method of delivery is right for you. Physical Changes With Hormone Therapy The effects of hormone therapy will vary from person to person depending on a number of factors, including age, dosage, hormone receptors in the body, and other factors.…

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