What is the best estrogen for transgender? 17-beta estradiol (or simply estradiol) is most commonly delivered to transgender women via a transdermal patch, oral or sublingual tablet, or injection of a conjugated ester (estradiol valerate or estradiol cypionate).

What surgeries are available for transgender? 

Surgeries specific to transgender populations: Feminizing vaginoplasty. Masculinizing phalloplasty / scrotoplasty. Metoidioplasty (clitoral release/enlargement, may include urethral lengthening.

Surgeries not specific to transgender populations:

  • Augmentation mammoplasty.
  • Hysterectomy / oophorectomy.
  • Orchiectomy.
  • Vaginectomy.

Is spironolactone used for transgender? Typically, you’ll begin feminizing hormone therapy by taking the diuretic spironolactone (Aldactone) at doses of 100 to 200 milligrams daily. This blocks male sex hormone (androgen) receptors and can suppress testosterone production.

What is transgender affirming care? Gender-affirming care, as defined by the World Health Organization, encompasses a range of social, psychological, behavioral, and medical interventions “designed to support and affirm an individual’s gender identity” when it conflicts with the gender they were assigned at birth.

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What are gender affirming clothes?

The Gender Affirming Clothing Closet (GACC) is an on-campus resource with the intention of providing trans and gender non-conforming USF students access to free clothing and accessories within a safe space.

Why is gender affirmation important?

Gender-affirming surgeries are associated with numerous positive health benefits, including lower rates of psychological distress and suicidal ideation, as well as lower rates of smoking, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

What is the cost of transgender hormone therapy?

The prescriptions and regular check-ups involved can cost around $1,500 a year. For transgender men’s hormone therapies, testosterone injections typically cost around $80 monthly, with testosterone patches costing more than $300 monthly.

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.

Does HRT shorten your life?

Women will be able to take hormone replacement pills without worrying that the therapy will shorten their lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of research that raised fears about the risks of a once-popular treatment.