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Hormone Therapy

Individuals may choose to access hormone therapy (often called hormone replacement therapy) as a part of a transition process.

There are a number of different options for hormone therapy, however they generally fall into three categories:

  • Anti-androgens - reduce/block the effects of testosterone on the body.
  • Oestrogen - encourages the development of typically feminine body shape and secondary sex characteristics.
  • Testosterone - encourages the development of typically masculine body shape and secondary sex characteristics.

A clinician will work with you on a holistic solution for you and your body.

This page was last updated at 4:35PM on May 19, 2020.