Can you transition from female to male? For individuals transitioning from female to male (transgender men), medical treatment includes hormonal therapy with testosterone. Gender-affirming surgery includes “chest” surgery, such as mastectomy, and “genital” or “bottom” surgery, such as hysterectomy, oophorectomy, vaginectomy, metoidioplasty, and phalloplasty.

How long does it take for male to female transition? Some of the physical changes begin in as little as a month, though it may take as long as 5 years to see the maximum effect. For example, men transitioning to women can expect A-cup and occasionally larger breasts to fully grow within 2 to 3 years.

What is transgender transition? Transitioning is the time period during which a person begins to live according to their gender identity, rather than the gender they were thought to be at birth. While not all transgender people transition, a great many do at some point in their lives. Gender transition looks different for every person.

What is the best age to transition from male to female? The Endocrine Society recommends that they wait until age 18, but because more kids are transitioning at younger ages, some doctors are doing these surgeries earlier on a case-by-case basis.

Can you transition from female to male? – Additional Questions

How much is male to female surgery?

Gender reassignment surgeries are expensive. Bottom surgeries can cost about $25,000 and top (breast surgeries) from $7,800 to $10,000. Facial and body contouring are also costly. More employer insurance policies, and those sold under the Affordable Care Act, now cover at least some gender reassignment surgeries.

Does it matter what age you transition?

Transitioning is possible no matter a person’s age. While there are certain considerations that a doctor may take into account before recommending certain transitioning procedures, there is currently no age limit on when a person can socially and medically transition.

What are the risks of transitioning?

While transitioning, you’ll take hormones to achieve masculine or feminine effects.

Those hormones carry risks:

  • Low or high blood pressure.
  • Blood clots.
  • Stroke.
  • Heart disease.
  • Certain cancers.
  • Fluid loss (dehydration) and electrolyte imbalance.
  • Liver damage.
  • Increased hemoglobin.

Can you start hormone therapy at 14?

If used in an adolescent, hormone therapy typically begins at age 16. Ideally, treatment starts before the development of secondary sex characteristics so that teens can go through puberty as their identified gender. Gender affirming hormone therapy is not typically used in children.