Hormonal treatment of male to female transgender

Alessandra D. Fisher, Louis Gooren

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Transgenderism is an umbrella term for those whose gender identity/gender expression differs from what is usual for the sex assigned at birth. Gender identity/expression is not necessarily binary. Transgender people experience the discrepancy between the body and their gender identity as mental distress. They seek to adapt their bodies to their gender identity by means of hormonal and surgical treatment. Transgenderism has moved from the margins of medicine to an accepted medical issue. Guidelines for its hormonal treatment have been developed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128122006
ISBN (Print)9780128121993
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Gender dysphoria
  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy
  • Male to female
  • Transgender

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