What are the principles of transgender care? 

Definitions
  • Ensuring respectful and appropriate medical care for individuals of all gender identities.
  • A set of interventions that individuals may choose to undergo with the objective of aligning external characteristics with gender identity, such as: Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) Gender-affirming surgery.

What is the treatment for transgender? Medical treatment

Hormone therapy, such as feminizing hormone therapy or masculinizing hormone therapy. Surgery, such as feminizing surgery or masculinizing surgery to change the chest, external genitalia, internal genitalia, facial features and body contour.

How much does transgender health care cost? In the first five years, the researchers found, providing health care for transgender people cost between $34,000 and $43,000 per year of quality of life; after 10 years, the cost dropped to between $7,000 and $10,000 per year of quality of life.

What type of doctor treats transgender? Endocrinologists are experts in conditions relating to hormones. In gender transition, this doctor prescribes hormone therapy to influence sex characteristics.

What are the principles of transgender care? – Additional Questions

How do you know if you’re transgender?

You may feel: certain that your gender identity conflicts with your biological sex. comfortable only when in the gender role of your preferred gender identity (may include non-binary) a strong desire to hide or be rid of physical signs of your biological sex, such as breasts or facial hair.

Do Endocrinologists treat transgender?

Medical interventions

If the psychologist determines that the patient is ready, the individual can pursue cross-hormone treatment under the supervision of an endocrinologist or any physician who has expertise in prescribing sex hormones.

Do Endocrinologists treat transgender patients?

Endocrinologists—specialists who untangle complex symptoms to diagnose, treat, research or cure hormone-related conditions—play a key role in treating transgender individuals, but a broader healthcare team is needed to provide mental health services and other treatments, such as gender-affirmation surgery.

What do gender identity clinics do?

We are a multi-disciplinary administrative and clinical team, including psychologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, speech and language therapists, and nurses. We work together in order to provide holistic gender care, focusing on the biological/medical, psychological and social aspects of gender.

What does hormone therapy do for transgender?

Feminizing hormone therapy helps male-to-female transgender individuals (transwomen) achieve a more feminine appearance. It uses anti-androgens to block male hormones. Taking estrogen and progestin helps you develop breasts, softer skin, rounder hips and more.