Category Archives: Transmasculine

Open questions: Trans men and transmasculine people can experience abdominal and pelvic pain after starting testosterone

Collaboration between the transgender community and health researchers plays an essential role in ensuring that our population’s knowledge and interests are acknowledged and represented in medicine. When researchers neglect to reach out and utilize the community’s collected experiences and shared … Continue reading

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Update on ovarian stimulation after testosterone use: Successful fertility preservation with less than a month’s interruption of HRT

Contrary to widespread misconceptions, medical transitioning does not necessarily produce sterility in trans people. Provided that a trans person hasn’t undergone gender-affirming surgeries that involve the removal of the ovaries or testes, even the use of cross-sex hormone therapy that … Continue reading

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Quantifying testosterone’s suppression of estrogen levels in trans men

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. While trans women on HRT typically require testosterone blockers in addition to estrogen to reduce testosterone to the desired levels and produce effective feminization, trans men generally … Continue reading

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How much does testosterone deepen voice pitch for trans men?

The effects of sex hormones on the vocal cords are a one-way process: male-typical levels of testosterone, whether from natal puberty in those assigned male or from the administration of testosterone in trans men, produces growth and thickening of the … Continue reading

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