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Access this URL (http://www.hormone.org/~/media/Hormone/Files/Patient%20Guides/Mens%20Health/PGTreatmentTranssexual_2014.pdf)Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons: A Patient\'s Guide[Link to copy hosted by Endocrine Society]
Download this file (PGTreatmentTranssexual_2014.pdf)Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons: A Patient\\\'s Guide[Archive copy hosted by UK Trans Info]

Brief Summary

This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written by an expert group of doctors from The Endocrine Society to help endocrinologists provide appropriate hormone therapy for transsexual persons who want to develop the physical characteristics of their desired gender.

Extract from Leaflet

In 1923, the term transsexual was first used to describe persons who felt profound discomfort with their biological sex. Today, medical treatment, sometimes together with surgery, allows transsexual persons to make a male-to-female (MTF) or female-to-male (FTM) transition and to live a gender-appropriate life. 

Sex reassignment involves a team of doctors in which the endocrinologist plays an important role, along with mental health professionals and surgeons. This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines for physicians on the endocrine (hormone-based) treatment of persons who have gender identity disorder (GID) diagnosed by a mental health professional. GID is also known as transsexualism.

This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written by an expert group of doctors from The Endocrine Society to help endocrinologists provide appropriate hormone therapy for transsexual persons who want to develop the physical characteristics of their desired gender. In general, the aims of therapy are: 

  • To suppress the production of hormones that are determined by the person’s genetic/biologic sex 
  • To maintain “cross-sex” hormone levels within the normal range for the person’s desired, opposite gender 

 

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